Messi overtakes Ronaldo to reclaim Champions League goalscoring record

Messi overtakes Ronaldo to reclaim Champions League goalscoring record

PSV manager and former Barcelona midfielder Mark Van Bommel could not disguise his disappointment at an opportunity lost for the Dutch champions, who will finish bottom of the group.

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi broke an incredible UEFA Champions League record previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo - one that looks set to stand for generations to come.

PSV can not progress in the Champions League after only picking up a single point from their opening four games.

PSV are off to a ideal start in the Eredivisie and are gaining consideration as one of the great Eredivisie teams in history.

Luuk de Jong pulled a goal back late on for PSV, who racked up 23 shots and hit the woodwork three times, but Barca saw out victory to seal top spot in Group B.


Messi has now scored six Champions League goals this season, moving him past Eden Dzeko and the Roma star's five finishes to lead the goalscoring chart through five rounds of group stage play. The two players have combined for 28 goals in all competitions this season.

Barcelona were keen to bounce back to winning ways having suffered a 1-1 frustrating draw against Atletico Madrid at the weekend.

PSV effectively countered Barcelona's threat for much of the first half by pressing hard and denying Messi and his team mates time to settle, forcing mistakes. With Suarez out, Ousame Dembele will likely move into the starting XI. The 21-year-old winger is extremely talented but he has had a rocky relationship with the club.

PSV coach Mark van Bommel - himself a Champions League victor with Barcelona in his playing days - started with his regular lineup that has won all 13 of its Dutch Eredivisie matches this season but failed to register a victory in the Champions League. Live streaming is available on B/R Live, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.

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