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Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi scored a goal in the second round match of the Champions League group stage against Maccabi Haifa and thus set two records at once, writes RBC.
The Argentinean became the first player in history to score goals in 18 Champions League seasons, beating Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (17 seasons). Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in the Champions League in 16 seasons.
Messi also became the first player in the history of the tournament to score against 39 different clubs. Ronaldo scored goals against 38 teams.
In terms of total goals scored in the Champions League, Messi ranks second in history. The Argentine has scored 126 goals in 158 matches. According to this indicator, Ronaldo leads the way with 140 goals in 183 games. In third place is the Polish striker of Barcelona Robert Lewandowski (108 games and 89 goals), in fourth place is Benzema (143 games and 86 goals).
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