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Messi Beats Ronaldo To UCL Record

Cristiano Ronaldo may still be ahead of Lionel Messi in the overall UEFA Champions League goals ranking, but the FC Barcelona superstar has now beaten his longstanding rival to an incredible competition record.

Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers so far in this season's UCL.

Messi scored his first goal of this season's Champions League campaign in his side's 2-1 win at Slavia Praha on Wednesday night.

The hard-fought victory saw Barca move to the top of Group F after Inter Milan beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the other fixture.

The Argentine's early strike was his 113th in the competition, and also ensured that he has now found the back of the net in a record-breaking 15th successive UCL campaign – one more than his closest rival Ronaldo.

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Messi achieved this incredible milestone despite being two years and four months younger than the Portugal talisman, who failed to score in his first three UCL campaigns.

Overall, though, Ronaldo has caught up with the Albiceleste captain's tally over the years, and currently leads the ranking with 127 goals to the latter's 113.

Here is a full history of Messi and Ronaldo's goalscoring exploits in the Champions League:

Season

Messi

Ronaldo

2003/04

0

0

2004/05

0

0

2005/06

1

0

2006/07

1

3

2007/08

6

8

2008/09

9

4

2009/10

8

7

2010/11

12

6

2011/12

14

10

2012/13

8

12

2013/14

8

17

2014/15

10

10

2015/16

6

16

2016/17

11

12

2017/18

6

15

2018/19

12

6

2019/20

1

1

Overall

113

127

Read: Ronaldo Extends Ballon d'Or Record Over Messi

This season, though, Salzburg's Erling Haaland leads the goalscoring chart after netting an incredible six goals in the first three game rounds.

Do you think Messi or Ronaldo can still win the UCL Golden Boot this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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