Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly upset because of missing the Champions League. This happened as his team Manchester United, failed to qualify for the same. Meanwhile, his arch-rival Lionel Messi was a golden chance to break Ronaldo\’s record of 140 goals. Messi tied another fantastic UEFA Champions League record in his first game of the competition, while Ronaldo is getting ready to compete in the Europa League.
Lionel Messi played in his 19th game in the premier club competition in Europe in the Champions League encounter against Juventus. The PSG player has now tied the milestone set by Cristiano Ronaldo and former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs. In terms of appearances in 20 different editions, the 35-year-old is currently just one goal away from tying Real Madrid veteran Iker Casillas\’ record. In the 2004–05 season, Messi faced Shakhtar Donetsk in his Champions League debut. Since then, he hasn\’t missed a match in the tournament. When he was a member of Barcelona, the Argentina captain won the competition four times.
PSG Beat Juventas!
Paris Saint Germain defeated Juventas in their opening encounter in the Champions League on Monday. The match began with PSG grabbing the lead through Kylian Mbappe. In the final ten minutes of the second half, Juventus made a strong run, and midfielder Weston McKennie scored to restore parity. Donnarumma, the PSG goalkeeper, misread a cross, which caused him to stray from his line and lose his equilibrium.
Meanwhile, a suspenseful conclusion was guaranteed when Weston McKennie leaped higher than the players to head the ball home. In order to guarantee that the squad earned all three points, PSG\’s defense was able to withstand the siege. PSG has also won its first after losing the two clubs\’ previous six matches.
Kylian Mbappe Shatters Messi\’s Record!
In their opening encounter of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Kylian Mbappe scored twice to help PSG defeat Juventus 2-1. Only one goal separates Mbappé from Edinson Cavani\’s club record of 29 goals in the UEFA Champions League while wearing a PSG shirt. As a result of his two goals against Juventus, Mbappé has now surpassed teammate Lionel Messi\’s record of 35 goals in the UEFA Champions League as the league\’s youngest goal scorer.
As Mbappe pursues his first Ballon d\’Or, he has stated that the days of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being the unquestioned best players in the world are now over. Since coming to PSG from AS Monaco, the French attacker has established himself as one of the most effective scorers in the world. The 23-year-old has tallied 178 goals for Ligue 1 in total.