Lionel Messi surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements
With his recent goal against OGC Nice, Lionel Messi has now surpassed all other footballers in terms of scoring in the top five leagues in Europe. On Saturday night at the Allianz Riviera, the 35-year-old broke the tie for Paris Saint-Germain against Nice and accomplished another historic feat in the process.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo to become the all-time best scorer in Europe with 702 goals after the skillful finish on the road.
This most recent record was set by the Argentine sensation in 105 fewer games than his former Real Madrid adversary.
Messi has 19 goals and 17 assists for PSG so far this season.
Messi is reportedly not interested in staying at PSG past the 2022–2023 season, and Barcelona is desperate to fend off offers from Al Hilal and Inter Miami in order to retain the services of the Argentine ace. Due to several financial problems, the club was unable to renew his contract, and he left Barcelona in 2021.
Prior to Sunday’s home loss in the French top division, PSG supporters jeered at Messi, according to Sports Short.
Since the Parisians’ elimination from the Champions League against Bayern Munich in the last 16, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has come under fire. Notwithstanding the jeers, Messi found humour in the scenario despite persistent rumours that he would leave the team when his contract expired.
Sports Brief previously stated that the competition to recruit Lionel Messi this summer looks to be exciting.
At the conclusion of the current campaign, the attacker for Paris Saint-Germain will have his contract with the organisation expire, making Messi the most sought-after free agent in sport.
PSG is prepared to spend a fortune to extend Messi’s contract since they are aware that Barcelona has intensified its efforts to sign Messi and are prepared to pay him more and sign a longer contract than originally thought.
When Messi scored in the Ligue 1 away match against OGC Nice, he ended a goal drought of three league games and broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s previous mark. The Parisians took the lead in the match’s 26th minute thanks to a goal from Messi.
In the top five divisions in Europe, Messi has now scored 702 goals, one more than Ronaldo. After 105 fewer games than the Portuguese, the Argentine has attained the milestone.
Throughout his illustrious tenure with Barcelona, Messi scored 672 goals in 778 appearances. He has played 68 games and scored 30 goals for PSG (including the Nice clash).
Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to excel.
Ronaldo is 38 years old, whereas Messi is 35. But both superstars continue to raise the bar with their performances.
In 34 games for PSG this year, Messi has scored 19 goals and contributed 17 assists. Since making his Saudi Premier League (SPL) debut in January, Ronaldo has scored 11 goals and assisted on two more for Al-Nassr.