Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is looking for an opportunity to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League record.
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored by a player in Champions League group stage matches. Ronaldo’s 11 goals in last year’s Champions League group stage campaign is a record as of now. His Real Madrid rival Lionel Messi needs 3 more goals to break that record this year.
Barcelona will be playing their Champions League group match against Borussia Monchengladbach at Camp Nou on Tuesday night. This will give Lionel Messi a chance to break the record and go past Ronaldo.
Messi has scored 9 goals in this year’s Champions League campaign so far. So now the Argentine needs a hat-trick to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of 11 goals. But at the same time, Real Madrid are playing Borrusia Dortmund at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo scored an incredible tally of 11 goals during Champions League group stage, last season. He scored 4 goals in a game against Malmo when Real Madrid thrashed their opponents scoring 6 goals in that match.
Messi missed Barcelona’s trip to Monchengladbach due to an injury. He has scored 9 goals from 4 matches so far. So scoring a hat-trick in the last group stage match may seem like a difficult task for Messi. But Messi has showed throughout his career that nothing is impossible, and thereby a little hope is always there.
It’s a fact that no player has scored at least three goals in a single Champions League game more times than Messi. Adding to it, if Messi can score hat-trick, he also moves level with Ronaldo’s tally of 95 overall Champions League goals.