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Ronaldo reclaims UCL record after Messi levelled him

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This week in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) saw the two football giants battle it out to hit the target record. On Tuesday, Lionel Messi managed to snatch a UCL record from Cristiano Ronaldo, which didn’t last for long.

The pair share virtually every goal record that can be won in European football, with a total of 11 Ballon d’Or in the last 15 years.

This week both logged it out in the battle of numbers in the UCL, particularly the goals scored against different opponents.

After scoring a brace for PSG against RB Leipzig in their 3-2 win on Tuesday night, Messi levelled with Ronaldo, Leipzig were Messi’s 38th in the competition.

The 36-year-old was, however, unbeatable, as he responded 24 hours later against Atalanta, his 39th UCL opponent to score against.

Both men helped pull their teams through to the next round after falling behind in their respective previous UCL matches.
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Messi on the one hand, helped PSG who was 2-1 with an equaliser only and followed by a panenka penalty.
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Meanwhile, Ronaldo and Manchester United had a bigger task ahead of them as Atalanta had a 2-0 lead at halftime. Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire restored equality before Ronaldo added another Champions League goal to his record 10 minutes before the final whistle. Thus, securing a spot for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men in the competition and probably Ole’s job at the Old Trafford.

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