Messi snatches one-club Champions League scoring report from Ronaldo

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29 Nov 2018, 04:20 IST
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Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Barcelona

Lionel Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as essentially the most prolific Champions League goalscorer for a single membership along with his chic opener in Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Ajax.

The Argentina famous person’s 61st-minute strike in Eindhoven was his 106th aim in Europe’s high competitors, another than long-time LaLiga rival Ronaldo managed for Actual Madrid earlier than his change to Juventus. 

Messi’s milestone aim was usually sensible, the 31-year-old exhibiting shut management in a crowded field earlier than rifling previous Jeroen Zoet.

He has scored 5 occasions within the Champions League this time period and appears set for extra following Barca’s development to the knockout rounds as Group B winners.

Madrid nice Raul is third on the listing with 66 targets, whereas Karim Benzema sits fourth because of the 47 he has netted since arriving on the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009.

Thomas Muller – nonetheless usually concerned for Bayern Munich – and Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero are joint-fifth, having struck 42 apiece.

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