Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) once again surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr).
PSG beat Montpellier 3-1 in the 21st round of the French Ligue 1 in the 2022-2023 season held at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France on the 2nd (Korean time). With this, PSG, who added 3 points, maintained first place with 16 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, with 51 points. 카지노
Messi also tasted the goal. He shook the net with a sensible shot in the 36th minute of the first half, but was declared offside. However, he managed to score a goal in the 27th minute of the second half, tricking the goalkeeper with exquisite penetration and finishing.
The goal was Messi’s 687th goal in Europe’s top five leagues. According to the football statistics media ‘Transfer Markt’, he played 778 games in 17 seasons wearing a Barcelona uniform and recorded 672 goals and 303 assists, and joined PSG in 2021. After joining PSG, he scored 25 goals and 29 assists in 57 games.
With this, Messi overtook Ronaldo to become the sole top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues. Ronaldo was reigning as the top goal scorer in Europe, scoring 696 goals and 217 assists in 918 games through Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. But now, the crown has to be handed over to Messi.
The gap between the two players is likely to widen further in the future. While Messi continues to play for Ligue 1 champions PSG, one of the top five leagues, Ronaldo recently left Europe to join Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr. He knocked on several teams participating in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), such as Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, and Dortmund, but failed to transfer.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has played two league games in Al Nasr’s shirt, but has yet to report a goal on his debut. Coach Rudi García Al-Nasr praised him, saying, “Ronaldo is the best in the world. He will return to Europe without retiring when the contract with Al-Nasr ends,” but it is unclear whether he will be able to return to Europe’s top 5 leagues.