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Messi Strikes Back To Equal Impressive CR7 UCL Record

Cristiano Ronaldo recently equalled a long-standing UEFA Champions League record, but now his eternal rival Lionel Messi has struck to match the impressive milestone.

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The Argentine put his side ahead inside three minutes in a tricky away clash at Slavia Praha on Wednesday.

The hosts equalised just after half-time, but an own goal forced by Luis Suarez sealed the tie for Barca.

Messi's strike, meanwhile, saw him write his name into the competition's history books as he has now scored against 33 different teams in the competition.

In doing so, he equalled the record jointly held by Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez. 

Ronaldo had equalled Raul's record from 2010 when he scored against Bayer Leverkusen in the beginning of October and could still break it during this group stage, if he will score against Lokomotiv Moscow.

Messi's first goal in this season's UCL saw Barcelona climb to the top of Group F with seven points followed by Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund, who have both collected four points so far.

Read: Ronaldo Extends Ballon d'Or Record Over Messi

Do you think Messi can catch Ronaldo in the overall UCL goals ranking? Have your say in the comments section below.

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