Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo in exclusive UCL club after Chelsea brace
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi joined rival Cristiano Ronaldo in an exclusive Champions League club after his brace against Chelsea on Wednesday night.
The Argentine is obviously competing with his Real Madrid counterpart every year for the Ballon d’Or but they now have something in common.
That is because Lionel Messi scored his 100th Champions League goal this evening, as he becomes only the second player to reach 100 goals.
His first came within the first three minutes,
Ronaldo is still ahead on 117 goals but Messi has managed to score 100 in 14 fewer games than it took Ronaldo to reach the century.
Regardless of which player you prefer, we have just witnessed another slice of history with several players coming before the pair, unable to score even 100.
Safe to say, both players will be going on to smash the 100 goal mark but Messi’s century this evening seals his place in Champions League history if it wasn’t already cemented.
You can see some of the best tweets on Messi’s century below.
Total Champions League goals:
Lionel Messi: 100
Manchester City: 100 pic.twitter.com/hnjs3R3JVf
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) March 14, 2018
Lionel Messi has beaten some legendary shot-stoppers on his way to 100. pic.twitter.com/bLSAH7dYv9
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 14, 2018
FUN FACT: It took Messi 14 less games to reach 100 goals than @Cristiano.
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) March 14, 2018
100 – Lionel Messi took 14 fewer apps, 1758 fewer minutes and 266 fewer shots to score his 100th Champions League goal than Cristiano Ronaldo. Greatest? pic.twitter.com/20Fyle8yOn
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 14, 2018
Messi needed two goals to get to 100 in the Champions League. So he banged them both through Courtois’ legs.
— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) March 14, 2018
In an even more incredible statistic, Lionel Messi also broke another record during his clash with Chelsea.
This time though, it came in the form of a personal best.
That is because his first goal, which came after only 2 minutes and 8 seconds, has now gone down as his fastest ever goal.
He’s scored many goals, but only now has he scored one with practically the first kick of the game.
Messi’s strike is the quickest of his ENTIRE career pic.twitter.com/clZ7voQKFe
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 14, 2018
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March 14, 2018 at 03:22PM