When Lionel Messi scored in the Ligue 1 away match against OGC Nice, he ended a goal drought of three league games and broke another one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s prior goal record. The Parisians took the lead in the match’s 26th minute thanks to a goal from Messi.
The PSG star forward has now scored 702 goals in Europe’s top five leagues, one more than Ronaldo. However, it is notable that the Argentine reached the mark in 105 lesser games than the Portuguese.
Lionel Messi passes Cristiano Ronaldo for most club goals scored in Europe 🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/zKhaPAojxo
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 8, 2023
During his illustrious tenure with Barcelona, Lionel Messi scored 672 goals in 778 appearances. Currently, he has played 68 games and scored 30 goals for Paris Saint Germain.