Messi Moved Above Ronaldo On a Historic Champions League Leaderboard After Goal vs. Maccabi Haifa

Even at this late stage in his career, Lionel Messi continues to break historic records in the UEFA Champions League competition.

Messi was a standout performer in the opening half of PSG’s Champions League away group stage fixture against Maccabi Haifa. The Argentine forward scored a goal and created one goal-scoring chance in the opening 45 minutes of the contest.

The goal for Messi was quite a historic one, as he has now scored against 39 different teams in the Champions League competition, which broke a tie with Cristiano Ronaldo for sole possession of first place on this leaderboard.

Overall, Messi now sits at 126 goals scored in his Champions League career, which ranks at second all-time behind Ronaldo (140).

In the big picture, Messi has recorded a stout 12 total goal contributions in all competitions so far this season with five goals and seven assists, which include two scores in Champions League group stage play.

Tags Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Maccabi Haifa
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