It was a great first night of round 2 of the UEFA Champions League. There were several upsets as well as many Champions League records were made. Although Real Madrid surprisingly lost to FC Sheriff at the Bernabeu, Benzema’s inclusion in the scoresheet saw him make a record of scoring in 17 consecutive UCL seasons. On the other hand, Lionel Messi achieved the same feat when he guided PSG to a win against Manchester City.
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The Argentine scored his first goal for his new club in style in a win over Manchester City. Lionel Messi said that Tuesday’s win over Manchester City proved to be a “perfect night”. He scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a massive Champions League victory.
Messi was playing in his fourth game for PSG since leaving Barcelona this summer. He scored PSG’s second goal on an assist from Kylian Mbappe, helping his side to a 2-0 win over City. With the goal, Messi scored in his 17th consecutive Champions League campaign, equalling a record set by Karim Benzema just minutes earlier.
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Even after all these years, Messi continues to create new Champions League records. After scoring his debut goal for PSG against City; he has now scored in 17 straight Champions League seasons. Both Messi and Benzema hold this record with Cristiano Ronaldo just behind the pair at 16.
Benzema netted from the spot in the second half against Sheriff on Tuesday, but the Moldovan side scored late to stun Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu.
Messi has also scored 27 goals in 35 appearances against English teams in the Champions League, 15 more than any other player in the competition.