Lionel Messi usurps Cristiano Ronaldo to become the player with the most goals in Europe’s top five leagues

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Argentine great Lionel Messi ended his three Ligue 1 game goal drought and usurped Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally after he netted in the French top-flight away battle against OGC Nice. 

Messi scored in the 26th minute of the encounter to hand the Parisians the lead and the former Barcelona man has now netted 702 goals in Europe’s top five leagues, a goal more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

He reached the tally in 105 fewer games than Ronaldo

The Argentine has reached the tally in 105 fewer games than the Al Nassr forward. Messi netted 672 goals in 778 matches during his wonderful spell at Barcelona and he has now bagged 30 goals in 68 games for PSG. 

Messi is presently 35 while Ronaldo is 38. Both legends are still setting benchmarks with their performances in Europe and Asia respectively. 

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with an handshake
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with an handshake

The former Barcelona man has netted 19 goals alongside providing 17 assists in 34 matches for PSG this term while Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals and made two assists for Al-Nassr since making his debut for the Saudi Pro League side in January.

During the International break, Lionel Messi took his international goal mark for Argentina past 100 goals as he netted an hat-trick against Curaçao to extend his tally for Argentina to 102 goals. 

His time at Paris Saint-Germain hasn’t been the best but he has lifted the French Ligue 1 title and the Trophee des Champions trophy with the team. 

Contract extension talks between his representatives and that of Paris Saint-Germain is said to be in a dead end with talks about extending his deal with the side looking slim as the expiration of the season draws nearer. 

Lionel Messi is the second highest goalscorer in football with 804 goals in 1020 games behind Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored 834 goals in 1158 matches. 

The Argentine has achieved every feat a footballer could dream of achieving in world football and the FIFA World Cup won in Qatar was the crowning moment for Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi is regarded by many as the Greatest Player Of All Time

The man nicknamed “La Pulga Atomica” is regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time due to a glittering career that the attacker has had. 

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

He has endured a wishy-washy stint at Paris Saint-Germain with inside stories over time indicating that his relationship with Kylian Mbappe isn’t smooth. 

According to many, he has been saddled with the task of winning the UEFA Champions League for Paris Saint-Germain but he hasn’t been able to do that so far. 

Lionel Messi has had an illustrious footballing career and he has won the UEFA Champions League on four different occasions coupled with the Spanish La Liga ten separate times alongside the FIFA Club World Cup three times also. 

Messi has also lifted the UEFA Super Cup on three different occasions in addition to the Copa América for Argentina amongst many other trophies. 

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