Lionel Messi Equals Cristiano Ronaldo’s UCL Record

Messi Equals Ronaldo’s UCL Record

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s goal against Slavia Praha on Wednesday night equalled an impressive record held by longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo along the way.

The Argentine put his side ahead inside three minutes in a tricky away clash in Prague.

The hosts equalised just after half-time, but an own goal forced by Luis Suarez sealed the tie for Barca.

Messi's strike, meanwhile, saw him write his name into the competition's history books as he has now scored against 33 different teams in the competition.

In doing so, he equalled the record jointly held by Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez.

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Messi's first goal in this season's UCL saw Barca climb to the top of Group F with seven points followed by Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund, who have both collected four points so far.

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