Lionel Messi breaks Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League record

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PSG forward Lionel Messi has broken one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s numerous records following PSG’s 7-2 Champions League victory over Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday night.

Messi scored a brace as PSG ran riot to beat the Isreali side but it was his second goal that helped him break a Ronaldo record.

Messi’s second goal against Maccabi Haifa means the Argentine has scored more goals from outside the box (23) than anyone else in the competition since his debut in 2004/05; one more than Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, per Opta.

Messi broke another of Ronaldo’s Champions League records in PSG’s first group stage meeting with Maccabi, as he became the first player to score against 39 different teams in the competition.