Messi LEVEL with Ronaldo on 696 goals in Europe's top five leagues

Lionel Messi is now LEVEL with Cristiano Ronaldo on 696 goals in Europe’s top five leagues after scoring for PSG in first game back since winning World Cup

  • PSG beat Angers on Wednesday night with Lionel Messi scoring the second goal
  • It takes his total in Europe’s top leagues to a remarkable total of 696 
  • He is now level with Cristiano Ronaldo and only trails by five in total club goals 

Lionel Messi is now level with Cristiano Ronaldo in goals scored in Europe’s top five league after notching his 696th strike. 

The Argentinian superstar scored the second for PSG in his side’s 2-0 win over Angers on Wednesday night.  

The goal itself was a wonderful team effort, started and finished by Messi. He collected the ball outside the box before latching onto a through ball and sliding it past the keeper. 

Lionel Messi scored the second of his side’s goals for PSG against Angers on Wednesday

Messi is now level with Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of goals in Europe’s top five leagues

With Cristiano Ronaldo now turning out for Al-Nassr, the race is on between both men to rack up as many career goals as possible before eventually calling time on their careers. 

Ronaldo has a two-year deal with the Saudi Arabian side and currently leads Messi by five on 701 total club goals having scored five for Sporting Lisbon at the start of his career. 

All of Messi’s have been scored for Barcelona and PSG, scoring 672 goals in 778 appearances for the Catalan side. 

Ronaldo scored 118 for Man United in his first stint at the club, 450 at Real Madrid, 101 at Juventus and another 27 goals at Old Trafford before his ugly exit. 

Messi and Co are top of Ligue 1 and he looked in great touch in his first game after the World Cup

Messi will have plenty of scoring opportunities in France and carried on his form the led Argentina to the World Cup. 

He has 13 goals this season in 20 games with eight coming in Ligue 1. 

It was Messi’s first game back from the World Cup and he played the full 90 minutes from Christophe Galtier’s side. 

PSG lead the league by six points ahead of Lens and only a disastrous collapse will stop them lifting the title again.  

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