Messi surpasses Ronaldo with Nice strike
PSG superstar Lionel Messi broke his three league game goal drought and surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo's record as he scored in the Ligue 1 away clash against OGC Nice.
Messi scored one goal and set up another for Sergio Ramos as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at Nice on Saturday to restore their six-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
Messi has now scored 702 goals in Europe's top five leagues, one more than Ronaldo. The Argentine has reached the mark in 105 lesser games than the Portuguese.
Messi scored 672 goals in 778 games during his legendary spell at Barcelona. He has now scored 30 goals for PSG, having played 68 games (including the Nice clash).
The Argentine star also reached 1,000 goal contributions, as on top of his 702 goals he also has given 298 assists in European football.
Messi is currently 35 while Ronaldo is 38. Both superstars, however, are still setting benchmarks with their performances.
Messi has scored 19 goals and has provided 17 assists in 34 matches for PSG this season. Ronaldo, meanwhile, has scored 11 goals and has provided two assists for Al-Nassr since making his debut for the Saudi Pro League (SPL) club in January.