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Messi steals Ronaldo's Champions League record

30 November 2018

The skipper's opener was a moment of inspiration in the penalty box, weaving away from multiple markers to manufacture space for a predatory finish past Jeroen Zoet, making it a record 106 Champions League goals for the Argentina forward.

Don't expect history to give way when FC Barcelona takes on PSV Eindhoven.

Atletico Madrid extended their advantage at the top of Group A with a 2-0 win over already-eliminated Monaco.

But Barcelona will have to raise its game if it is to win back the Champions League trophy that was won by archrival Real Madrid for the last three seasons.

The home side's nimble first half finishing saw them home with goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar, while James Milner's 45th-minute effort could not disguise another poor away performance by Jurgen Klopp's side.

The Barca head coach said: 'We're so happy to have mathematically topped the group. "There are a lot of teams now that try to put us under pressure".

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And their boss Hodgson says that Lindelof showed great desire to play through injury at the end. I want them to start strong and go for it nearly immediately".

Harry Winks hit the frame of the goal as Spurs pushed for the win they needed and substitute Christian Eriksen duly provided it 10 minutes from time when he fired home from close range. "PSV began to believe they had a chance and play long balls, but in the end we got the result we came here for".

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

Another thing is that MESSI has now scored 66 goals in the group stages of the Champions League in 66 matches.

With Suarez out for two weeks, Messi was deployed as Barcelona's central striker against PSV, with Philippe Coutinho to his left and Ousmane Dembele to his right.

PSV had a lifeline in the 83rd minute, however, when De Jong headed an Angelino cross into the bottom corner to continue his excellent run of form.

Messi steals Ronaldo's Champions League record