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Records broken by Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA Champions League Matchday 2

Mudeet Arora
Records broken by Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA Champions League match day 2
Records broken by Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA Champions League match day 2 / 90min/Getty Images
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored for their respective clubs PSG and Manchester United on matchday two of the UEFA Champions League this week.

Both players actually contributed pretty less throughout their game but came up with the moment that decided the final result of their respective matches.

Here are some of the most incredible stats made and records that they end up breaking on Champions League's matchday two:

27 - Messi has now scored 27 goals in 35 matches against English teams in the Champions League, Ronaldo is second highest in this list with 12.

3 - Ronaldo has scored as many as three winning goals in the 90th minute in the UEFA Champions League. He has now gone level with Sergio Aguero as the two players who have scored the most winning goals in the dying moments of Champions League games in the competition's history.

12 - Ronaldo has 12 career goals in the 90th minute or after in the UEFA Champions League, the most in the competition's history. Messi comes second with six.

178 - Ronaldo made his 178th Champions League appearance, thus moving ahead of Iker Casillas as the player with the most appearances in the competition's history.

7 - No player has scored more Champions League goals against Pep Guardiola's teams than Lionel Messi (7 goals). He has also scored most Champions League goals for a side managed by Guardiola (43 goals)

36 - Ronaldo became the 3rd-oldest player with a match-winning goal in Champions League history after Leonardo and Ryan Giggs.

41 - This was Ronaldo's 41st career match-winning goal in the Champions League. Messi is just behind him on 38.


Stats courtesy ESPN's Stats & Information Group

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