Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo in 600 club career goal category after UEFA Champions League show


FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the 600-goal club after his UEFA Champions League heroics, achieving the historic milestone in 118 fewer games than his long-standing rival.

The Blaugrana captain scored a tap-in for goal number 599, before recording the incredible landmark with a breathtaking set-piece from 25-yards out that nestled into the top-corner of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson's net.

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Messi has scored 600 goals in 683 games for Barcelona, a staggering record of 0.9 goals per game - while Ronaldo at a rate of 0.75 recorded the same tally in 800 games.
By scoring against Jurgen Klopp's side, Messi has also registered against all six Premier League teams he has faced in the Europe's elite club competition.
His Champions League record is 112 goals, second only to Ronaldo who has 126.