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Messi Masterclass Sees Him Close In On Ronaldo’s UCL Record

Lionel Messi Masterclass Sees Him Close In On Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League Record

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 13, 2017 07:59 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi produced a top-class performance against Juventus on Tuesday night, which has seen him draw nearer Cristiano Ronaldo's record number of UEFA Champions League goals. 

Click through the gallery above to see the Argentine's display against Juve in pictures!

The 30-year-old was on fire in his side's opening 2017/18 UCL encounter on Tuesday, playing a hand in all Barca's goals in their 3-0 victory.

Messi opened the scoring just before half-time, finding the back of the net with a neat finish after playing a one-two with Luis Suarez on the edge of the Juve box.

Barca doubled their lead in the 56th minute through midfielder Ivan Rakitic, following a superb run into the box from the Argentine, whose shot was deflected into the Croatian's path.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner scored Barca's third just 10 minutes later, when he struck the ball fiercely past Gianluigi Buffon – a goalkeeper he had never scored past before Tuesday's Group D match.

Messi Shines As Barca Crush Juve

Messi has now scored 96 goals in 116 games in Europe's biggest club competition, drawing him closer to Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo's tally of 105 strikes, which the Portuguese has achieved in 140 matches.

What did you think of Messi's performance against Juventus on Tuesday night? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Sep 14, 2017 11:43 PM
Messi is a star!
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rambo505 Joined: 08 Jan 2016
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rambo505 Sep 14, 2017 06:17 PM
Lol idiots; know this suckers " every goal Ronaldo scores makes history lol" just last month Ronaldo waz celebrating another European player award, where were you? And now u fools Wana argue about chasing a record lol know do so
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Iviweluwalala Sep 14, 2017 05:19 PM
Ronaldo depends more on team performance e.g. supply him with the ball on the last third he will kill noba long or short pass Don panic around him he is praditor while Messi mathematician,philosofic mind set once a ball on his everyone becomes dangerous he makes opponents forget about other players
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#eddie Sep 13, 2017 05:38 PM
But like really ppl...hw can u say ronaldo is the best but he only scored 105 in 140games.....aiii mahn some ppl are hypocrites yaz!!!
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#eddie Sep 13, 2017 05:36 PM
Ppl understand this!!! ronaldo is one of the best player in the world....nd plz read carefully nd don't forget to understandl....messi is not one of the best...but his the best player in the world!!#
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wongama Sep 13, 2017 05:02 PM
So meszi has better ratio
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Mbongenixavi6 Sep 13, 2017 04:00 PM
lol This thing of 100 goals in uefa will be beaten in less than 3 games to go
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Boris Becker Sep 13, 2017 03:34 PM
Lord 99
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chiefs_ENEMY Sep 13, 2017 03:04 PM
@Boris Becker I second you there my zebra
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Sep 13, 2017 03:02 PM
Messi will reach his milestone of 100 goals also
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chiefs_ENEMY Sep 13, 2017 03:02 PM
@Flipping lyf read again maybe this time u will under,,,Messi=96 in 116 matches and ur ronaldo=105 in 140 matches
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alizebucs1986 Sep 13, 2017 03:01 PM
@Butterworth crazy is between ur legs,now ur talking about Man United of yesteryear i am talking about the Current Man United Team...can u Compare Moroka Swallows of the 80's with Swallows of the 2000's u r the one who is Crazy bro
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Rob Grenzerback Sep 13, 2017 02:52 PM
we all know he will fade when real competition begins, he scores scores lots of useless goals during group stages nd ppl go mad....during knockout he vanish
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Keicy Sep 13, 2017 02:08 PM
@lil ayas sjaji Pedro Fabrigues Sunches from Barcelona are Epl Stars now do you mean Messi can do less than them if if he can move to epl?
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lulikho Sep 13, 2017 01:11 PM
Can u guys focus on Bafana...
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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Sep 13, 2017 12:42 PM
I like it for my king he play many games and have more goals dan any player in uefa so catch him if u can#cr7 brilliance bother's many cows hahahaaaaaa!!!!
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Nelson{barça & kby} Sep 13, 2017 11:54 AM
Penaldo boot lickers at their best
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Sep 13, 2017 11:50 AM
Drunken masters always say Messi is not from this world ...what does that mean ??
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Sep 13, 2017 11:49 AM
You messi must have won 20 Or more Balloon d'Or if he is not from this world ...people are Dom here
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Butterworth Sep 13, 2017 11:47 AM
@alizebucs1986 i guess you never watched football or Manchester before, you cant be k in mind if you talk nonsense like that, i predict you are little bit crazy bruuuuuu......Manunited was the biggest team in Europe back then......with the likes of Giggs, Scholes , and many......and Unde Sir Alex Man U was the best team in Europe

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