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Lionel Messi News: PSG Star Sets New Champions League Record

Lionel Messi news: The PSG superstar scored a goal as they cruised to a 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League.

PSG survived an early scare after the Israeli side broke the deadlock in the 24th minute of the match. But the French outfit responded soon with Messi restoring the parity in the 37th minute.

PSG would go on to take the lead in the second-half and ultimately win the game. Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the lead in the 69th minute with Messi assisting the goal. Neymar then made it 3-1 in the 88th minute to seal PSG’s victory.

The win leaves PSG with six points from their first two matches in the Champions League 22/23 group stage. They had beaten Juventus 2-1 in their first match, with Mbappe scoring both goals.

Lionel Messi news: Argentine sets new Champions League record

Lionel Messi news: The Argentine scored PSG''s first goal in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa
Lionel Messi news: The Argentine scored PSG”s first goal in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa

Messi’s goal vs Maccabi Haifa makes the Argentine the player who has scored against the most number of opponents in Champions League history.

Prior to his goal against Maccabi Haifa, Messi had scored against 38 different opponents in the Champions League. His long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored against 38 teams, and the two jointly held the record.

Now, Messi has made the record his own, with Maccabi Haifa the 39th team he has scored a goal against in Europe’s premier competition.

Messi is set to hold on to the record for a while since Ronaldo’s Manchester United have failed to qualify for the Champions League this season.

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Man Utd finished sixth in the Premier League last season and, as a result, missed out on qualification for the Champions League. They play in the Europa League this season.

Hence Ronaldo will not be able to respond to Messi’s record, at least for the time being.

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Meanwhile, Ronaldo remains the all-time highest goalscorer in the history of the Champions League. The 37-year-old has scored 140 goals in the Champions League.

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Messi, meanwhile, has scored 126 goals – 14 goals short of Ronaldo’s tally. He will be aiming to close in on the Portuguese’s goal record this season.

Meanwhile, Messi has had a great start to the 22/23 season. The 35-year-old has already scored five goals for PSG this season. Three of those were scored in the Ligue 1, while he also bagged a goal in PSG’s win over Nantes in the Trophee des Champions final. He has also provided an impressive eight assists so far in the 22/23 campaign.

Lionel Messi news: The PSG superstar scored a goal as they cruised to a 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League.

PSG survived an early scare after the Israeli side broke the deadlock in the 24th minute of the match. But the French outfit responded soon with Messi restoring the parity in the 37th minute.

PSG would go on to take the lead in the second-half and ultimately win the game. Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the lead in the 69th minute with Messi assisting the goal. Neymar then made it 3-1 in the 88th minute to seal PSG’s victory.

The win leaves PSG with six points from their first two matches in the Champions League 22/23 group stage. They had beaten Juventus 2-1 in their first match, with Mbappe scoring both goals.

Lionel Messi news: Argentine sets new Champions League record

Lionel Messi news: The Argentine scored PSG''s first goal in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa
Lionel Messi news: The Argentine scored PSG”s first goal in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa

Messi’s goal vs Maccabi Haifa makes the Argentine the player who has scored against the most number of opponents in Champions League history.

Prior to his goal against Maccabi Haifa, Messi had scored against 38 different opponents in the Champions League. His long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored against 38 teams, and the two jointly held the record.

Now, Messi has made the record his own, with Maccabi Haifa the 39th team he has scored a goal against in Europe’s premier competition.

Messi is set to hold on to the record for a while since Ronaldo’s Manchester United have failed to qualify for the Champions League this season.

Man Utd finished sixth in the Premier League last season and, as a result, missed out on qualification for the Champions League. They play in the Europa League this season.

Hence Ronaldo will not be able to respond to Messi’s record, at least for the time being.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo remains the all-time highest goalscorer in the history of the Champions League. The 37-year-old has scored 140 goals in the Champions League.

Messi, meanwhile, has scored 126 goals – 14 goals short of Ronaldo’s tally. He will be aiming to close in on the Portuguese’s goal record this season.

Meanwhile, Messi has had a great start to the 22/23 season. The 35-year-old has already scored five goals for PSG this season. Three of those were scored in the Ligue 1, while he also bagged a goal in PSG’s win over Nantes in the Trophee des Champions final. He has also provided an impressive eight assists so far in the 22/23 campaign.

Lionel Messi news: The PSG superstar scored a goal as they cruised to a 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League.

PSG survived an early scare after the Israeli side broke the deadlock in the 24th minute of the match. But the French outfit responded soon with Messi restoring the parity in the 37th minute.

PSG would go on to take the lead in the second-half and ultimately win the game. Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the lead in the 69th minute with Messi assisting the goal. Neymar then made it 3-1 in the 88th minute to seal PSG’s victory.

The win leaves PSG with six points from their first two matches in the Champions League 22/23 group stage. They had beaten Juventus 2-1 in their first match, with Mbappe scoring both goals.

Lionel Messi news: Argentine sets new Champions League record

Lionel Messi news: The Argentine scored PSG''s first goal in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa
Lionel Messi news: The Argentine scored PSG”s first goal in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa

Messi’s goal vs Maccabi Haifa makes the Argentine the player who has scored against the most number of opponents in Champions League history.

Prior to his goal against Maccabi Haifa, Messi had scored against 38 different opponents in the Champions League. His long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored against 38 teams, and the two jointly held the record.

Now, Messi has made the record his own, with Maccabi Haifa the 39th team he has scored a goal against in Europe’s premier competition.

Messi is set to hold on to the record for a while since Ronaldo’s Manchester United have failed to qualify for the Champions League this season.

Man Utd finished sixth in the Premier League last season and, as a result, missed out on qualification for the Champions League. They play in the Europa League this season.

Hence Ronaldo will not be able to respond to Messi’s record, at least for the time being.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo remains the all-time highest goalscorer in the history of the Champions League. The 37-year-old has scored 140 goals in the Champions League.

Messi, meanwhile, has scored 126 goals – 14 goals short of Ronaldo’s tally. He will be aiming to close in on the Portuguese’s goal record this season.

Meanwhile, Messi has had a great start to the 22/23 season. The 35-year-old has already scored five goals for PSG this season. Three of those were scored in the Ligue 1, while he also bagged a goal in PSG’s win over Nantes in the Trophee des Champions final. He has also provided an impressive eight assists so far in the 22/23 campaign.

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