Wednesday, September 19

Former Real Madrid star, Iker Casillas sets new Champions League record in Porto’s draw against Schalke 04


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Former Real Madrid goalkeeper, now Porto goalkeeper, Iker Casillas on Tuesday night became the first player to participate in 20 UEFA Champions League (UCL) seasons following his club’s 1-1 draw against Schalke 04.

The Real Madrid legend, Casillas attained the landmark when he started his side’s Champions League opening Group D clash against the Bundesliga side in Gelsenkirchen.

The hosts opened scoring just past the hour mark through Swiss striker, Breel Embolo.

Porto, however, equalized through Brazilian midfielder, Otavio in 75th minutes to blow the final whistle.

Casillas top Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, who played in 19 Champions League campaigns, following by another United legend, Paul Scholes, who took part in 17 seasons.

Casillas has won the competition three times: in 1999/00, 2001/02 and most recently in 2013/14, all of which came while he was playing for the Los Blancos.

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