Lionel Messi‘s goal against PSV Eindhoven helped the five-time FIFA Ballon D’or winner surpass Cristiano Ronaldo to reclaim a Champions League record and the former Juventus star will sit out for a long time.
Messi’s scoring Barca’s opening goal against in-form Dutch-side in the 61st minute, the Argentine forward moved to 106 career Champions League goals for Barcelona. The record sees the Argentine reclaim the record for most Champions League goals for one club, outperforming the mark of 105 set by Ronaldo amid his time at Real Madrid.
Presently with Juventus, Ronaldo would be very unlikely to reclaim the record any time soon, both Ronaldo and Messi still stay top of the UCL’s all-time goal scoring charts with Ronaldo as of now on 121 Champions League goals to lead the way.
Before Messi & Ronaldo’s era, Raul was the competition’s most proficient scorer, having scored 71 goals with Real Madrid and Schalke 04.
In regards to surpassong Ronaldo, Messi’s goals was his 15th of the season, ensuring that he has scored at least 15 goals in every one of the last 13 seasons.
Messi’s goal came in the second half, as the Argentinian star weaved his way through the Boeren defence before firing a shot past Jeroen Zoet. Messi at that point assist Barca’s second, finding Gerard Pique on a free kick to double the Blaugrana‘s advantage and seal the top spot in their Champions League group.
As of now, Messi has notched in six Champions League goals this season, moving him past Eden Dzeko and the Roma star’s five finishes to lead the UCL goalscoring chart through five rounds of group stage play.
The Blaugrana will be back to action in La Liga at the weekend against Villarreal to kick start their December schedule.
They will finish off Champions League group game with a home match against Premier League side Tottenham on December 11, with Spurs’ late win over Inter on Wednesday helping Barcelona claim top spot in Group B.