Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Argentinian Lionel Messi, player of French club Paris Saint-Germain, caught the eye during his team’s match against Benfica, which ended 1-1 Wednesday night in the third round of Champions League 2023. / 2022.
Messi scored the Parisian club’s only goal, in the 21st minute of the match, swapping the ball with his teammates, before hitting a powerful ball from outside the penalty area that landed in the opponent’s goal.
Lionel Messi’s goal sparked an interaction between tweeters on Twitter, as it was widely circulated and described as “fantasy”.
The Argentinian striker has achieved his 127th goal in the history of his participation in the “Champions League”, 13 goals behind the historic top scorer of the competition, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 140 goals.
Messi, 35, became the first player in Champions League history to score against 40 different teams, according to the Opta website, which specializes in sports statistics.