The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and PSG superstar Lionel Messi has now overtaken all other football players in terms of non-penalty goals.
The legendary striker surpassed Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo, who both had 671 goals, by scoring in Paris-Saint-1-0 Germain’s victory over Lyon to raise his total to 672 goals scored without penalty.
The 34-year-old accomplished the feat despite playing 150 fewer games than his Portuguese counterpart. He was rightfully named Man of the Match on Sunday night.
A total of 35 games, across all competitions, have been played in which the two modern-day football legends have faced off against one another.
Messi has scored 21 goals while dishing out an impressive 12 assists during these games, compared to Ronaldo’s 20 goals and one assist.
To put it mildly, Messi’s performance during the current Ligue 1 season has been outstanding. Contrary to Ronaldo, who is even struggling to crack Manchester United’s starting lineup under Erik ten Hag, the Argentine has already scored six goals in just 11 games across all competitions.
The former Barcelona captain recently became the first footballer to score a goal in 18 straight seasons in the competition when he scored against Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League match.
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