Lionel Messi has terrorized various clubs while playing in the UEFA Champions League competition with FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG faced off against Benfica in a 1-1 draw at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Wednesday, and the 35-year-old continued his excellent start to the 2022-23 football season.
OptaJavier pointed out on Twitter that Messi’s opening goal against the Portuguese giants is the 40th rival that the veteran forward has scored against in the Champions League.
The Argentine could not score against Inter Milan, Atlético Madrid, Rubin Kazan, and Udinese in the highest European club competition. Not only has Benfica become the latest club that Messi scores against, but it also shows his importance.
Messi’s goal against the Portuguese side allows for the Argentine to continue his dominance on the road. He scored his sixth goal while recording seven assists in seven away fixtures for the current Ligue 1 champions.