Barcelona Lionel Messi Closing In On Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo For UEFA Champions League Record; Will Barca Player The Bernabeu Forward?

By Richard Rickss, Parent Herald December 01, 05:00 pm
While Cristiano Ronaldo had set 11 goals in a single UEFA Champions League, Lionel Messi had 9, with 2 more to go to catch up with Ronaldo's record.
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Barcelona Lionel Messi is closing in on the record set by Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo for most goals in the UEFA Champions League. The Barca player needs two more goals against Borussia Mönchengladbach in order to match the Bernabeu forward's record of 11 goals in a single UEFA Champions' League group stage.

According to Metro Sports News, Barcelona Lionel Messi had 9 for the UEFA Champions League campaign so far. Barca player Lionel Messi made a blistering start in Europe and can level that of the Bernabeu forward Ronaldo's record of 11 at this point in the tournament if the Barcelona star can give two more in his club's final game against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Goal Sports News reported that both Barcelona Lionel Messi and Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo have changed their play in recent years. But so far in 2015-2016, there has been no doubt who is in the better scoring form. The Barca player garnered 19 goals in all competitions so far, while Ronaldo pursued on with a nevertheless more than respectable 12.

 

Barcelona Lionel Messi had smashed his 19 strikes in just 16 matches, which was one more than the Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo who missed the start of the season through injury. But the Bernabeu forward Cristiano Ronaldo boasts his better record in La Liga League.  Barcelona Lionel Messi is currently the world's most effective scorer and quite a way ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. However, considering goal accomplishments in UEFA Champions League, Messi's presence may not be quite as significant.

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo achieved this incredible execution last season with flashing skills in the group stage of the Champions League and later helped Real Madrid win the competition by scoring the decisive penalty in the shoot-out over Atletico Madrid in the final.

Barcelona Lionel Messi, on the other hand, helped Barcelona get the coveted trophy the year before and hopes that his current level will be another victorious campaign in Europe. Messi also had 92 goals in total in this competition's history, three behind Ronaldo on 95 goals.

Do you think Barcelona Lionel Messi can surpass Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo UEFA Champions League record next week?

 

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