How Bruno Fernandes broke a David Beckham Champions League record in Man United's clash with Atletico


Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes broke a Champions League benchmark set by a club legend over two decades ago during the Red Devils' meeting with Atletico Madrid.

Fernandes and co. of course marked their return to continental action on Wednesday night, making the trip to the Spanish capital for a showdown with Diego Simeone's Atletico.

And, despite being dominated throughout lengthy stretches of proceedings, when all was said and done, United managed to emerge with a hard-fought 1-1 draw, keeping themselves firmly in the hunt for a spot in the competition's quarter-finals ahead of the tie's return leg at Old Trafford in three weeks' time.

The visitors' goal on the night arrived ten minutes from time, courtesy of super-sub Anthony Elanga:

It was the man to have laid on Elanga's strike, however, who subsequently managed to etch his name into the history books of the Champions League.

As per statisticians Opta, in bagging the assist for his young teammate, Bruno Fernandes became the first ever player to tee up a goal in six successive Champions League appearances, whilst playing for an English club:

Top-4 race resumes

Turning attentions back towards the road ahead, Manchester United will of course kick the club's Premier League campaign back into gear this coming weekend.

The Red Devils are set to welcome relegation-battling Watford - fresh off the back of a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Crystal Palace - to Old Trafford, desperate for all three points.

This comes with Ralf Rangnick's troops in the thick of a tense battle for a top-4 spot in the English top-flight, currently sitting four points clear of closest challengers Arsenal, but with the Gunners boasting a considerable three games in hand.


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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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