Lionel Messi breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s phenomenal Champions League record after scoring for PSG


Lionel Messi breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s phenomenal Champions League record after scoring for PSG

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

In the match against Maccabi Haifa, PSG scored 3 past the net and got back 1 in the Champions League on Thursday. With Lionel Messi opening the scoring for PSG, he breaks an important record in the UCL which was previously equaled by both the GOATs — Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine.

The record was for the most opponents scored against in the Champions League, which is now held by the Argentine – 39. Social media celebrated the record of the great player and provided an assist to Mbappe’s goal as well in the same match.

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The Portuguese striker holds almost every important record in the Champions League. The Argentine is breaking one record after the other with many more to come as CR7 is not playing in this season’s Champions League.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Mr. Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest football player in history. But, when it comes to the Champions League- the biggest stage at the club level, the GOAT doesn’t seem to have competition. He holds almost every important record in the competition.

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Some of his unrivaled collections of records in the Champions League are:
• Most goals (140)
• Most assists (42)
• Most goals in a single season (17)
• Most goals in KO stages (67)
• Most appearances (182)
• Most group stage appearances (98)
• Most UCL titles (5)
• Only player to score in 3 UCL finals
• Only player to score in 11 straight UCL games
• Only player to score 10 goals against a team (vs Juventus)

The tip of the iceberg had records like the one that the Argentine has just beaten. And it’s a while iceberg remaining, can the Argentine surpass the greatest player in Champions League history? Well, that would still be a question as who knows, next year the king of Champions League plays.

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