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Real Madrid legend Casillas equals Giggs Champions League record

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has equalled Ryan Giggs' record of playing in 19 consecutive Champions League campaigns.

When the Real Madrid legend started for Porto in their tie against Besiktas on Wednesday night, Casillas matched the Manchester United star's record.

The 36-year-old first debuted in the competition with Los Blancos on September 15, 1999 against Olympiakos at the tender age of 18, and has since gone on to play in 169 games.

Casillas also holds the record for most Champions League fixtures played in, ahead of Xavi Hernandez on 157 and Giggs on 151.

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