The Portuguese star is now level with his former Real Madrid teammate for most appearances in the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo equalled all-time Champions League records held by Iker Casillas and Lionel Messi during Manchester United's game against Young Boys.
Ronaldo made his first appearance for Man Utd in the competition since 2009 on Tuesday as he started in the club's group-stage opener.
And in his joint-record 177th appearance in the competition, he marked the event in typical fashion with an early goal to match another milestone held by Messi.
With his start against Young Boys, Ronaldo matched Casillas with a record 177 appearances in the competition.
It took the Portugal star just 13 minutes to open the scoring in Switzerland to put United 1-0 ahead, sealing in the process a share of another record.
Young Boys became the 36th different club he's scored a Champions League goal against, with only Messi matching that mark.
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