◼️ Cristiano Ronaldo is about to join a select list that only Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernández make up
The Champions League is back! and not only with succulent matches, but with several numbers to beat or significant marks to reach.
Beyond Juventus vs. Real Madrid and Sevilla vs. Bayern Munich this Tuesday are the many figures available to Cristiano Ronaldo, a record man who will test the history, such as Andres Iniesta on Wednesday, when Barcelona faces Roma and Liverpool Manchester City.
The quarterfinals begin in Turin, where Zinedine Zidane became a legend but now returning as a merengue coach and in command of a historic Cristiano, the Portuguese who, should he score at Juventus Stadium, will become the first ever to score in the Champions League for ten consecutive matches.
As if that were not enough, the Portuguese is in the ante-room to enter the privileged list of players who play 150 matches of this competition. That figure will come if you see activity in the two games of the series, to become the third player in history to get it, behind Iker Casillas (167) and Xavi Hernandez (151).
The statistics put the Merengues as favorites over the Italians, and that is that the team that Zidane leads has won their last seven quarterfinal series.
Meanwhile, Andres Iniesta will be writing his name in the books to equal Paco Gento with 22 quarter-final games, as long as he plays the two games against the Loba.
The series between Sevilla and Bayern Munich will also have a lot of history, because as soon as the referee calls the start in the Sánchez Pizjuán, the Nerviones will be breaking a 60-year drought to play this phase of the tournament.
In addition, the Polish Robert Lewandowski is one annotation of placing in the top 9 of the historical scorers of the tournament, since doing so will be reaching 49 and would equal the Italian Filippo Izaghi.
With all this comes back the competition that more expectation awakened year after year in the world, now in the final straight, as the semifinals will be played between the end of this month and the beginning of May, when on the 26th the Ukrainian stadium of Kyev will meet the new monarch and his numerous new brands.