Lionel Messi equals the same goals as Cristiano Ronaldo. Recently, Lionel Messi accomplished a remarkable feat by matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s overall number of goals scored throughout the top five leagues in Europe.
The Argentine star recently scored against Angers in a league game, bringing his career total of goals for Barcelona and PSG to a staggering 696. This matches the totals from the legendary Portuguese player’s time at Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
Before breaking a club record of 450 goals in 438 games for Los Blancos, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 118 goals during his first tenure with Manchester United. Then, during three seasons at Turin, he scored 101 goals, and during his second stint at Old Trafford, he added 27 more.
With five goals for Sporting, the 37-year-old has now scored 701 goals in his career, just five more than the two years younger and more prolific Lionel Messi. Sporting doesn’t play in any of Europe’s top five leagues, though.
Since joining Barcelona early in his career, the Argentine World Cup champion has continuously been productive. He became the club’s all-time leading scorer at Camp Nou, where he is revered, with 672 goals from 778 games.
Following his World Cup triumphs, Lionel Messi made an outstanding comeback for Paris Saint-Germain in their Ligue 1 encounter against Angers. Following his heroics in Qatar’s spectacular final, the Argentine maestro was given a leave of absence for PSG’s prior games.
The small magician played the full 90 minutes and finished off a strong showing by scoring his side’s second goal of the evening. His 13th goal this season from 20 games played heralded his comeback following a two-month hiatus due to the World Cup.
It was also Messi’s eighth goal in Ligue 1 this year, two more than he scored in 2021–22. His goal against Angers equals Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 696 goals in the top five leagues in Europe.
With the victory over Angers, Messi was able to surpass Ronaldo’s record, and he’ll now try to help PSG for the rest of the season. He will want to support them as they strive to win their first Champions League trophy while advancing toward another Ligue 1 championship.
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