Lionel Messi hits another Champions League landmark with goal against Benfica


Following his first-half goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Benfica, Lionel Messi set yet another record in the Champions League.

Lionel Messi broke yet another record with his delightful goal for Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League meeting with Benfica

His first-half goal made him the only player to score against 40 different opponents in UEFA’s flagship club competition.

The 35-year-old started with an intricate one-touch move before receiving the ball from Neymar and stroking it with a beautiful left-footed strike into the left-hand corner.

Of the 40 teams he has found the net against, Messi has scored against Arsenal more times (nine) than any other club, while the former Barcelona star has also scored six goals against his current side, PSG.

The goal was his 127th in the competition, leaving only Cristiano Ronaldo (141) with more. His first in the competition was against Panathinaikos in November 2005, when the Argentine was 18 years old.

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