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UCL RECORD: LIONEL MESSI OVERTAKE CRISTIANO RONALDO

Lionel Messi opened his Champions League account for this season Wednesday night against Maccabi Haifa breaking several records in the process.

After Paris Saint-Germain fell behind in Israel, the Argentine came back to tie the game, and his team went on to win 3-1. The winning goal was scored by Neymar Junior after Messi assisted Kylian Mbappe‘s second goal.

Messi now holds the record for most goals scored in a single season of the Champions League: 18 goals. He scored his first goal for Barcelona back in 2005 against Panathaniakos.

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Additionally, he has scored in opposition to 19 different national teams. Messi scored against Maccabi Haifa for the first time, making them the 39th different team he has scored against. That is the Champions League record, according to Mundo Deportivo, moving him one ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 38.

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