Messi overtakes Pele and becomes Ronaldos runner-up in football’s top scorer


The Argentine star Lionel Messi The French striker of Paris Saint-Germain, the number of the Brazilian legend Pele, to become the runner-up in football history, after scoring a double that led his team to beat its Belgian club Brugge 4-1, in the match that brought them together on Tuesday evening, at the “Emir’a Park” stadium. In the sixth and final round of the European Champions League group A.

The Argentine Lionel Messi contributed to the wide win, as he scored a double for the Parisian team in the two minutes (38 and 76 from a penalty kick).

The Argentine flea has reached the 758th goal in his professional career so far, surpassing by one goal the Brazilian football legend Pele, while Cristiano Ronaldo is on the throne of the world’s top scorer in football throughout the ages with 801 goals.

Club Brugge has become the 38th team that Messi has scored in the Champions League, equaling the record of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United striker.

This is the 35th match in Messi’s career in which he scored two or more goals in the Champions League matches, and in the group stage, Messi reached 76 goals in the competition.

Manchester City topped Group A with 12 points, then Paris Saint-Germain with 11 points, Leipzig third with 7 points, and finally Club Brugge with 4 points.


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