In the 26th minute, receiving a pass from Nuno Mendes, Messi kicked a one-touch connection from close range to hit Nice to open the score. This goal helped the Argentine superstar reach 702 goals in Europe, surpassing Ronaldo to become the greatest goalscorer in club history in the old continent. Before that, Messi and Ronaldo were equal with the same 701 goals in the club shirt in Europe.
The fact that Messi surpasses Ronaldo is also something that has been predicted before, because CR7 is no longer playing in Europe but switching to the Saudi Arabia tournament to play football, playing for Al-Nassr club. After 11 appearances for Al-Nassr, Ronaldo has pocketed 11 goals. Perhaps the 38-year-old striker also secretly wishes that these 11 goals were transferred to European level, Messi could hardly keep up.
In addition, in the second half, Messi also had an assist for Sergio Ramos to set a 2-0 victory for PSG. This clean-up phase helped the 35-year-old striker reach the milestone of contributing to 1000 goals at club level, including 702 goals and 298 assists – an admirable number. With Ronaldo, he has imprinted his shoes on a total of 902 goals (701 goals and 201 assists, excluding achievements at Al-Nassr).
Currently, Messi’s future at PSG is in big question. The World Cup champion will expire his contract with the French team at the end of this season, and rumors related to his future have appeared all over the newspapers, with Barca or Al-Hilal as the destination. potential.
In general, Messi is still in good form, so he can continue to choose to play at the highest level, instead of going to Saudi Arabia to face Ronaldo. Returning to Barca is considered a viable and happy option for Messi, because the Argentine player will retire from the team he considers his second home.