The race between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to reach 100 Champions League goals is getting tighter.
After Messi’s two goals against Celtic on Wednesday night, the Argentinian star is now just three behind his Real Madrid counterpart who played, and didn’t score, on Tuesday evening.
Ronaldo is just five shy of becoming the tournament’s first centurion but Messi has stormed back into contention by netting 10 times in five games
However, whereas Ronaldo was shut out again as Real defeated Napoli 3-1 at the San Paolo, Messi converted a penalty in Barca’s stunning 6-1 victory over PSG to draw to within one Champions League goal of his great rival.
In doing so, Messi also equalled Ronaldo’s record of 11 converted penalties in the Champions League. Of course, of greater significance was the fact that Barca became the first side in tournament history to overturn a four-goal first leg-deficit.
Still, it just means that two of the greatest players of all time will continue their battle to become the first centurion in Champions League history in the quarter-finals!