The Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has set more records after scoring the 126th Champions league goal of his career on Wednesday night.
Messi scored for PSG at Maccabi Haifa and edges almost close to Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 140 goals in the Europe’s elite competition
Lionel Messil is still second on that list but has overtaken Ronaldo in one ranking. The former Barcelona star has now scored and set a record 39 different opponents in the Champions League.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has recently been compared with the Manchester United star in that standing on 38, with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema their closest competitor on 34.
However, both Benzema and Messi had scored in 17 consecutive seasons in the Champions League leading to Wednesday night games, but the PSG forward is now the first player ever to score in the competition in 18 campaigns on the spin.
While Christain Ronaldo is just behind Messi and Benzema with two on 16, but he is set to lose that run this season with Manchester United playing in the Europa League.
Ronaldo still holds some records that Lionel Messi can also take but still has some work to do to get there.
Ronaldo has played the most Champions League games, 187, and recorded the most assists in the competition, 42. While Messi is behind on appearances, on 158, with Iker Casillas also ahead of him on 181. While he is second in assists, five behind Ronaldo on 37.