Messi Surpasses Ronaldo For Champions League Scoring Record

Nov 30, 2018, 00:14
Messi Surpasses Ronaldo For Champions League Scoring Record

Mark van Bommel is hopeful of a victory against Barcelona on Wednesday which would keep PSV's hopes of a Europa League place alive.

By scoring Barcelona's opening goal in the 61st minute, Messi moved to 106 career Champions League goals for Barcelona.

Coincidentally, that change first happened on a Champions League night in the Netherlands, against Ajax in November 2014.

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"My team created lots of risky chances too, but it was a game which was too open".

30-year-old Messi already has six goals in this year's competition, having previously bagged a hat-trick against the Dutch side before adding a brace at Wembley against Tottenham.

Both Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic were guilty of some very bad passes early on that could have got the Catalans into trouble.

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"PSV created danger because of us giving the ball away", he lamented in his postgame news conference. This goal is not even a surprise to see anymore from the Argentine but we should not play down just how hard and spectacular this goal is. And this year we've won two and drawn one which we should have won.

Now in the box, Messi looked for goal and even though he was crowded out by defenders, launched the ball into the top corner at the near post, when it seemed more obvious to aim for the far stick, stunning Zoet with his unlikely effort.

Captain Luuk de Jong scored a late consolation for the home side as they matched Barcelona for much of the contest at the Philips Stadion, striking the woodwork three times in the first half alone and missing a number of other chances.

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PSV went searching for only their second point of the European campaign but unbeaten Barca held on to claim the win and top spot before welcoming Tottenham to the Camp Nou in two weeks´ time.