Lionel Messi breaks Champions League record as Barcelona star leapfrogs Cristiano Ronaldo



Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Lionel Messi breaks Champions League record as Barcelona star leapfrogs Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi broke another record (Image: GETTY)

Lionel Messi has set another record after Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund.

Lionel Messi has now scored against 34 Champions League opponents. The Barcelona star, who netted against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening, has moved ahead of Juventus talisman and long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

The debate for who’s better out of Messi and Ronaldo has been ongoing for years now.

And Barcelona’s Messi has once again tried to prove he’s the best to play the game by breaking another record.

The Argentina international scored in Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Dortmund on Wednesday evening.

Messi’s strike means the forward has now netted against 34 different Champions League opponents.

The Nou Camp talisman has moved ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid icon Raul (33).

Fans took to social media after Messi’s goal, with many claiming the Barcelona striker is clearly the greatest of all time.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “Do people really believe that Ronaldo is better than Messi??”

Another said: “Who's commentating on BT sport for the Barca game?

“Just said Ronaldo was the best player he's ever seen lmao and he was shocked by how bad Messi was. Sack immediately.”

Another wrote on Twitter: “Goals against different opponents in UCL. Messi - 34* TOP. Ronaldo - 33. Raul - 33.”

“Ronaldo left the shadows of Messi,” agreed another fan.

Messi has been in fine form once again for Barcelona this season.

The Argentina ace has netted 13 goals and chipped in with six assists in all competitions.

The 32-year-old is out of contract in 2021, however, Messi has a clause in his deal enabling him to leave whenever he wishes to do so.

However, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident Messi will stay at the Catalan giants for possibly another five years.

"Surely it will be the wish of all parties, if he [Messi] feels strong and ambitious, to extend this contract indefinitely," Bartomeu said.

"Ultimately it is he who must decide. He has earned the right to decide when he will stop playing football.

"But like he said a few weeks ago, he wants to finish his playing career at Barcelona. Over the next two or three seasons our leader will continue to be Leo Messi.

"There's no doubt that he is still young, still strong. He is still ambitious. So Leo Messi will still play with us for the next two, three, four or five years. I have no doubts about that."



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