Lionel Messi surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo with new UEFA Champions League record

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi never stops breaking a record or making history in every match he features.


Lionel Messi on Wednesday night made history as the player who has scored against most opponents in the UEFA Champions League to surpass rival Cristiano Ronaldo and his former Real Madrid teammate Raul Gonzalez.

Messi featuring in his 700th game for Barcelona crowned it with a scintillating performance: scored and produced two assists as the Catalans defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1.

On top of that, that goal meant that he's now scored against 34 different opponents in the Champions League - a competition record.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez are behind him on 33 opponents each.

Messi has only failed to find the net against five teams he's faced in the Champions League: Atletico Madrid, Rubin Kazan, Udinese, Inter and Benfica.

The Argentine has the chance to make it 35 victims when he and Barcelona travel to play Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in December.

Good form Messi is now on to 10 goals for the season in Blaugrana colours, and that's despite starting the campaign with a calf injury.

He's scored twice in the Champions League and eight times in LaLiga Santander.


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