Lionel Messi Overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo's Record Again, What Is It?

Lionel Messi is back past Cristiano Ronaldo's flashy record. This time, the PSG star surpassed the Manchester United star's record in the goalscoring category without counting penalties throughout his footballing career.

Amazingly, Lionel Messi managed to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo's record despite playing 150 matches less.

Lionel Messi scored PSG's only single goal when overthrowing Lyon 1-0 in the continuation of Ligue 1 2022/2023, Monday (19/9/2022) early morning WIB. Now, La Pulga is recorded to have packed 672 without a penalty throughout his professional career.

Ronaldo was previously level with Messi, who recorded 671 goals without a penalty. However, now he must be willing to leave Lionel Messi in this category.

Ronaldo still beats Messi in several records

Even so, Ronaldo is still ahead of Messi in several other record categories. One of them, Ronaldo recorded more caps for his country than Messi.

Ronaldo made 189 appearances for Portugal and appeared in four editions of the World Cup, four European Cups, one UEFFA Nations League final and one Conference Cup.

On the other hand, Messi has only recorded 162 games for Argentina. In detail, Messi played in four editions of the World Cup and six Copa America. The former Barcelona player has only collected one international title with the Argentine national team.

Ronaldo is also still ahead of Messi in terms of total goals throughout his career, including penalties.

The Portugal international scored 699 goals in 941 games for the country and four different clubs. Messi is 11 goals adrift, aka scored 688 goals in 822 matches in all competitions.

Messi is getting worse

Lionel Messi's performance at the start of this season made the PSG public happy. He seems to be starting to find comfort after adapting one season ago.

In the Ligue 1 competition this season, Messi has contributed three goals and seven assists from seven appearances. A slick record for a former Barcelona player.

Lionel Messi also contributed to PSG's goal in the Champions League midweek. That is when Les Parisiens beat the host Maccabi Haifa 3-1.

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