Argentina national team captain Lionel Andres Messi has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's UEFA Champions League record, after netting a brace in Paris Saint Germain football club's 3-2 victory over German Bundesliga giants RassenballSport Leipzig football club on Tuesday night.
The former Barcelona football club of Spain star has been superb for his new club in the UEFA Champions League since making his debut for them, and he was able to score a brace to guide them to a remarkable home victory.
Lionel Messi was given a starting role by coach Mauricio Pochettino, after missing his team's last game, and he was able to impress in the match.
Lionel Messi started in the home team's attack alongside France star Kylian Mbappe and Julian Draxler and the trio were superb for the Former French Ligue 1 Champions.
Kylian Mbappe opened scoring for the home team in the 9th minutes, and Portugal star Andre Silva equalized for the away team in the 28th minutes to end the first half 1-1. Nordi Mukiele put the away team ahead in the 57th minutes, and Lionel Messi equalized in the 67th minutes before he scored his second goal of the game in the 74th minutes to end the match 3-2.
With Lionel Messi's brace against RassenballSport Leipzig football club of Germany, it means he has scored against 37 clubs in the UEFA Champions League, and that means he has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's record in the competition.
"Most opponents scored against in UEFA Champions League history "Ronaldo 37, Lionel Messi 37."
Lionel Messi stats for Paris Saint Germain football club against RassenballSport Leipzig FC:
91.2% pass accuracy
9 duels won
7 dribbles (most)
5 shots (most)
4 ball recoveries
2 fouls won
2 goals (most).
The Argentine will now be looking forward to building on his impressive form against RassenballSport Leipzig football club when Paris Saint Germain football club play their next game.
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