Messi notched a brace as Paris Saint-Germain annihilated Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.
A rampant PSG side put seven past a hapless Maccabi Haifa to remain at the apex of Group H with Benfica trailing by a goal difference but on the same points.
PSG’s fearsome front three were all on the scoresheet with Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi all grabbing a brace while Neymar and Carlos Soler contributed with a goal each interlaced with an own goal from Maccabi defender Goldberg to seal the riot.
Champions League: Messi Shatters Another Ronaldo Record With Goal Against Maccabi Haifa. The outstanding attacking masterclass from the Parisians was inspired by the indefatigable Argentine playmaker, Messi.
The 35-year-old did not only score a brace but also provided two assists to cap an excellent night out, underlining his renaissance in performance on the back of a torrid first season in the French capital.
In the process of delivering another showstopping display in the shirt of PSG, Messi chalked another milestone in his glittering career.
What’s Messi’s latest milestone?
According to Opta Joe, since his UEFA Champions League debut in 2004-05, Lionel Messi has scored more goals from outside the box than any other player in the competition (23, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo).
Fans praise Messi after sublime goal
Earlier, thecityforbes reported that football fans on social media were blown away by Lionel Messi’s goal, which saw him and Kylian Mbappe combine brilliantly for a genuine goal-of-the-season contender.
Messi continued his scintillating form this campaign as he scored one and provided two assists in Paris Saint-Germain’s win at Ajaccio in Ligue 1.
The reigning French champions cruised to a 3-0 victory at the Stade Francois Coty, thanks to a superb display by the Argentine genius.