Lionel Messi makes more Champions League history as he scores for 18th consecutive season
The Metro says Lionel Messi has written his name into the history books yet again after netting the 126th Champions League goal of his career on Wednesday night.
The 35-year-old scored for Paris Saint-Germain at Maccabi Haifa, which edges him closer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 140 goals in the competition, with Messi still second on that list.
However, the Argentine has moved past his old rival in one ranking, now scoring against a record 39 different opponents in the Champions League.
Messi had previously been level with Ronaldo in that standing on 38, with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema their closest competition on 34.