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Fernandez breaks David Beckham’s 24-yr-old UCL record

BRUNO FERNANDES has broken David Beckham's 24-year-old Champions League assists record.

The Portuguese ace set up a goal in a sixth straight appearance in Europe's premier competition.

The previous record for consecutive games providing an assist was five - set by Beckham in 1998.

Golden Balls finished Man United's 1997-98 European campaign with an assist for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Monaco, as Sir Alex Ferguson's men crashed out on away goals in the quarter-finals.

He then began the following season's group stage on a tear, assisting against Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Becks then sat out a 6-2 win at Brondby before returning for the reverse game at Old Trafford, in which he laid on two assists.

He then set up Dwight Yorke against Barca, before his streak ended in the next match against Bayern.

Fernandes, 27, began his run this season by assisting Cristiano Ronaldo in the embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Young Boys.

He then notched another for Alex Telles against Villarreal, before laying on three goals across the two matches against Atalanta.

Fernandes left it late to assist Jadon Sancho in the return match with Villarreal, before sitting out of United's final group game against Young Boys.

He broke the record by setting up Anthony Elanga's 80th minute equaliser against Atletico Madrid last night.

The Red Devils had trailed for most of the match after Joao Felix's seventh minute opener.

But, with a helping hand from Fernandes, Elanga was able to give United something to bring into next month's second leg at Old Trafford.

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