Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Juventus and Barcelona stars lead the way for Champions League goals scored
Many say Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on a different level to the rest of the football world.
And judging by their goalscoring exploits in Europe’s most prestigious domestic competition, the Champions League, few could argue with that assertion.
Since Ronaldo’s debut in the competition in 2003 he has scored an incredible 125 goals, 17 more than his former LaLiga nemesis, Messi.
In all UEFA club competition action, the scoreline is also 128–111 in Ronaldo’s favour.
Real Madrid legend Raul is third in the pecking order with 71 strikes, notching 66 of his goals for Los Blancos, while the other five came for Schalke.
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It has been 16 years since Ronaldo first appeared in the Champions League and one thing has defined him: goals. And lots of them…
Cristiano Ronaldo – 125 goals
Lionel Messi – 108
Raul – 71
Karim Benzema – 60
Ruud van Nistelrooy – 56
Robert Lewandowski – 53
Thierry Henry – 50
Andriy Shevchenko – 48
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 48
Filippo Inzaghi – 46
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Karim Benzema (60), Ruud van Nistelrooy (56) and Robert Lewandowski (53) are also notable inclusions on the list.
Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry hit a half-century of Champions League goals during his illustrious career.
Source: SportsLatest TS