The Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi has moved ahead of his strong rival Cristiano Ronaldo after his 415 goals and the Juventus ace on 414 to become the all-time top goalscorer in Europe’s top five leagues.
The Barcelona player late free-kick against Villarreal did not just give Catalan hope of claiming a point but also saw him enter the record books.
Ronaldo has played 514 matches across La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League with Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United respectively, finding the back of the net on 414 occasions.
Messi reached the landmark in 446 match in 415 goals while Ronaldo has notched 414 in 514 matches – less 68 more match.
The the Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde couldn’t overlook the importance of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to his side. “Of course, there is a Messi dependence, of course it exists, he is the best in the world,” he told reporters after the match (via Goal).