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Lionel Messi breaks two Champions League records and surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi has once again added to his insane record collection with two Champions League feats which has included him surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was on target in PSG's 3-1 win against Maccabi Haifa in Europe tonight (September 14), drawing the French side level with his strike after they'd fallen behind in the first half.

His goal broke a pair of records in the process, the first being the most teams scored against in the Champions League. Messi has now netted against 39 different clubs, having been joint-top with Ronaldo on 38 beforehand.

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He has also become the first player to score a Champions League goal in 18 different seasons having done so every campaign since 2005/06, drawing ahead of Karim Benzema on 17 – though the Real Madrid striker could yet move equal again this year.

The goal brought Messi within 14 of Ronaldo's unmatched tally of 140 in Europe's premier competition. The Manchester United man is of course unable to extend his all-time record this season.

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Ronaldo and his team-mates qualified for only Europa League football last time out and he was unable to secure a move to a Champions League club this summer, like he had desired.

That has given Messi the opportunity to close the gap, which he's now begun to do. He turned provider for PSG's second of the night, though, setting up Kylian Mbappe as PSG turned the game on its head against their Israeli opponents.

Neymar then added a late third to make it two wins from two in the group stage so far for Christophe Galtier's side.

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