Champions League: Messi overtakes Ronaldo to claim goalscoring record

Champions League: Messi overtakes Ronaldo to claim goalscoring record

Champions League: Messi overtakes Ronaldo to claim goalscoring record

While PSV cannot advance in the Champions League, they can qualify for the Europa League.

Barcelona qualify for the last-16 stage of the Champions League as Group B winners courtesy of a 2-1 success away to PSV Eindhoven. Barcelona can win the group with a win and if Inter Milan drops points.

Coincidentally, that change first happened on a Champions League night in the Netherlands, against Ajax in November 2014.

"It was an open game", Messi added.

Both Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic were guilty of some terrible passes early on that could have got the Catalans into trouble.

'We gave everything, had a good idea, a good way of playing and created so many opportunities.

PSV had a lifeline in the 83rd minute, however, when De Jong headed an Angelino cross into the bottom corner to continue his excellent run of form.


But the longer the half went on, the closer Messi got to finding his rhythm.

Picking the ball up in midfield, Messi drove forward and found Dembele, before running beyond the Frenchman, who slipped the ball back to him.

Messi weaved and turned his way past several defenders before exchanging passes with Ousmane Dembele and collecting the ball in the box.

He overtakes long-time rival Ronaldo who bagged 105 UCL goals for Real Madrid between 2009 to 2018, before leaving for Juventus in the summer.

A delighted Lionel Messi admitted his free-kick to set up Gerard Pique during Barcelona's win over PSV was an accident.

PSV had two golden chances of their own late in the first half, but Luuk de Jong saw his towering header hit the crossbar before Denzel Dumfries somehow failed to bundle the rebound home.

Messi made sure Barcelona won anyway. If Atletico are second, Barca can not play them because of rules about facing teams from the same country.

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