By starting for Manchester United against Villarreal, in the second round of Group F, Ronaldo went on to add 182 games in the main European club competition and 178 in the 'Champions' statistics (since 1992/93).

The 36-year-old Portuguese national team captain made history, surpassing the retired Spanish goalkeeper, who was his teammate at Real Madrid and played 27 games for FC Porto in the competition, between the 2015/16 and seasons 2018/19.

Playing for Manchester United, who he represented in the first leg between 2003/04 and 2008/2009, Ronaldo added the 57th game in the main club competition and 54th in the Champions League.