In the ongoing argument between him and his enduring foe Cristiano Ronaldo about who is the greatest, Lionel Messi made sure that another record was in his favor. Despite playing 150 fewer games than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi has surpassed him in the ranks for the most goals scored without taking a penalty. On Sunday evening, his single goal gave PSG the victory over Lyon. Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lyon by 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Messi, regaining first place in the Ligue 1 standings.
Messi Surpass Ronaldo Once Again!
With his goal-scoring brilliance earlier in the week, the Argentine star achieved another accomplishment. He surpassed Ronaldo to become the first player to score in the previous 18 Champions League seasons. Consequently, Messi now has a total of 672 non-penalty goals in his professional career, while Ronaldo has 671 goals. Messi scored PSG’s lone goal against Lyon in Ligue 1. In the fifth minute of the game, he scored to secure a 1-0 victory for his team. Messi has now outscored Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo by one, who had 671 non-penalty goals, thanks to this accomplishment.
Despite this, Ronaldo has made the national team more often than Messi. The Manchester United attacker has played in four World Cups and 189 matches for Portugal. Meanwhile, Messi has played for Argentina in 162 matches, including six Copa Americas and four World Cups. He has only won one international prize, though. Additionally, Ronaldo has scored more goals overall. In total, he has scored 699 goals in 941 appearances in all competitions for four different clubs. Between 2010-11 and 2015-16, Ronaldo also averaged more than 50 goals each season for Real Madrid.
PSG Defeats Lyon With Leo’s Single Goal
In the French league on Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lyon 1-0 thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi and Neymar after just five minutes of play. After Messi’s goal in the game against Lyon FC, the win gave PSG a two-point advantage over Marseille, who had assumed first place following a 1-1 draw against Rennes. Lorient, who defeated Auxerre 3-1, is three points behind the leaders. In Nantes, Lens was held to a scoreless draw, dropping them to fourth place. While PSG has recently displayed less brilliance, they were still superior at the Groupama Stadium. PSG has won nine and drew one of their ten games in all competitions.