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In the second round of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain had a hard time against Maccabi Haifa and even lost – Lionel Messi equalized the score at the end of the first half. With this goal, he not only laid the foundation for turning the match around but also set two new records.
The Argentine superstar scored a goal in the 18th season of the Champions League, which is the best result. Until now, Messi shared this record with Karim Benzema. The latter has scored in 17 seasons, and this season he played only in the first round and was replaced in the 30th minute due to injury.
Messi has now scored a goal against 39 clubs in the Champions League, which is also the best result. In this case, Leo broke the record of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 38 goals in the Champions League.
Of the all-time scorers of the Champions League, Messi is behind Ronaldo. The Argentine has 126 goals, and the Portuguese – has 140. It should be noted here that Ronaldo will not be able to add any goals to his asset this year. This is because Manchester United is not playing in the Champions League.