Lionel Messi Equals Ronaldo’s Record After Scoring For PSG Against Angers

January 14th, 2023

Lionel Messi’s goal for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) against Angers on Wednesday night has made the Argentine’s career goal in Europe’s top five leagues balanced with his longtime rival, Cristiano Ronaldo

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The 35-year-old forward netted a goal last night as PSG trashed Angers in their Ligue 1 game which ended 2-0 in favour of Messi’s side.

Wonder9ja discerns that the match was Messi’s first since his victory at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. PSG had conferred a leave of absence to the superstar after the tournament, making him miss games against Strasbourg and Lens.

At 72 minutes yesterday, Messi complemented Hugo Ekitike’s early goal for PSG. The defeating against Angers extended PSG’s lead at the top of Ligue 1 over second-placed Lens to six points.
Last night’s goal was Messi’s 13th goal in 20 matches this campaign. It continues Messi’s incredible goal-scoring record from Barcelona, where he was the club’s record scorer with 672 goals in 778 appearances.
So far, Messi has scored 696 goals for Barcelona and PSG in his senior career. This brought him to an equal record on goals scored by his competitor, Ronaldo in Europe’s top five leagues.

Wonder9ja understands that the Portuguese striker netted 118 goals during his first stint at Manchester United before netting 450 goals in 438 appearances for Real Madrid, 101 goals over three seasons at Juventus and 27 goals for United in his second period at the club.

Ronaldo, however, scored five goals for Sporting CP, which means his club career total is 701 – five ahead of long-term rival Messi, who is two years younger than him.
Ronaldo, nevertheless, now plays for the Saudi Arabia club side, Al Nassr.