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UCL: Messi Scores Brace To Break All-Time Champions League Goal Record



Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Porto all qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with Lionel Messi setting another personal milestone.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has become the joint top scorer in Champions League history with his goals against Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
The Argentinian has now tied the previous record of 71 set by Raúl, taking his personal tally to 71 in 90 appearances in the competition. Raúl took 142 matches to reach his tally
Messi opened the scoring against the Dutch side in the 36th minute, then tapped home his second from close range with 14 minutes to go to make it 2-0.
The Barcelona forward joins Raúl on 71 goals, just one goal ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 70.
Luis Enrique’s side lie second in Group F on nine points, one behind Paris Saint-Germain who beat Apoel Nicosia 1-0 in Paris.
Bayern went through after a 2-0 victory at home to Roma, PSG saw off Apoel 1-0 while Porto beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0.
Champions Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund made sure of their last-16 places on Tuesday.