Ronaldo Extends UCL Record Over Messi
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Extends UEFA Champions League Record Over FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi regularly battle each other for records, and with his goal against Paris Saint-Germain this week, the Portuguese extended one of his records over his longstanding rival.
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The Real Madrid superstar scored the opener in his side's comfortable 2-1 second-leg round of 16 victory over the French giants, helping the defending champions eliminate PSG 5-2 on aggregate.
In doing so, Ronaldo extended his own record as the deadliest player in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after scoring his 57th goal in the elimination rounds of the tournament.
His longstanding rival Messi follows in second place with 38 goals, before Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller completes the top three with 21 strikes.
Messi and Muller will have a chance to add to their tallies in the second leg of their round of 16 ties against Chelsea and Besiktas, respectively, next week.
The Argentine, though, remains the top striker for the last 16 stage, having netted 22 times in it in comparison to Ronaldo's 20. Muller again follows the top duo with 12 round of 16 goals to date.
Overall, the Los Blancos talisman has scored 117 goals in the competition, while Messi sits just two shy of the magical 100-goal marker.
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