Reda Saleem (Dubai)
Argentine Saint-Germain player Lionel Messi drew attention during his team’s match against Benfica in the third round of the Champions League.
Messi got new numbers in the Champions League, after scoring Saint-Germain’s goal in the Portuguese match between Benfica in the group stage, which ended in a 1-1 draw, which is the goal nominated for the best goal award in this round, and it is the first time he has scored in 6 consecutive games from a 2018-2019 season.
Messi became the first player in the history of the “Champions League” to score in 40 different clubs in the European Championship, and became the most scored goal from outside the box in the history of the competition, after his goal against Benfica, which is the number 22 who scored from outside the box.
The Argentine “flea” has raised his score in the Champions League to 127 goals, reducing the difference to 13 goals with the Portuguese champion Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United player, top scorer in the “Champions League”.
Ronaldo has 140 Champions League goals in 183 games and is considered the historic top scorer of the tournament; With Manchester United he scored 21 goals, Real Madrid 105 and Juventus 14.
Messi has scored 127 goals in 159 games, 120 goals for Barcelona and 7 goals for Saint-Germain, and has the opportunity to beat the number “Don” in the absence of the Portuguese star of the tournament, after his team failed to win. qualified for the tournament to participate in the European League.
Messi’s brilliance with the capital’s club comes amid speculation that he will return to his former club Barcelona next summer as London’s “Daily Mail” has confirmed that Lionel will return after making “peace” with Joan Laporta, president of the Catalan club, after his exciting departure two years ago.