Yet another milestone for the litte maestro.

WINNERS

Lionel Messi
Equalled Raul’s Champions League record of 71 goals after scoring twice in Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Ajax in Amsterdam. The Barcelona forward edges ahead of great rival Cristiano Ronaldo to draw level with former Real Madrid man Raul.

As you can from the list below, only Alfredo Di Stefano has a better strike rate than Messi’s goal every 0.79 games.

Luiz Adriano
Scored a hat-trick for Shakhtar Donetsk against BATE in the Chmapions League, having scored five times against the same opponents a fortnight ago.

LOSERS

Zoran Tosic
CSKA Moscow’s former Manchester United winger was prevented from playing in the Champions League game at manchester City after entering the UK with the wrong kind of visa.

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Here are each of Messi’s 71 Champions League goal, starting with an opportunistic effort against Panathinaikos in 2005-06.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlUd1pAITkw

Pos. Player Goals Matches Avg. Clubs

1 Lionel Messi 71 90 0.79 Barcelona
2 Raúl 71 142 0.5 Real Madrid, Schalke
3 Cristiano Ronaldo1 70 107 0.65 Manchester United, Real Madrid
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy 56 73 0.77 PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid
5 Thierry Henry 50 112 0.45 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
6 Alfredo Di Stéfano 49 58 0.84 Real Madrid
7 Andriy Shevchenko 48 100 0.48 ‘Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
8 Eusébio 46 65 0.71 Benfica
9 Filippo Inzaghi 46 81 0.57 Juventus, Milan
10 Didier Drogba 43 90 Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray
11 Karim Benzema 41 68 0.6 Lyon, Real Madrid
12 Alessandro Del Piero 41 89 0.46 Juventus
13 Zlatan Ibrahimović 41 104 0.39 Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain
14 Ferenc Puskás 36 41 0.88 Budapest Honvéd, Real Madrid
15 Gerd Müller 35 35 1 Bayern Munich
16 Fernando Morientes2 33 93 0.35 Real Madrid, Monaco, Liverpool, Valencia
17 Samuel Eto’o3 30 78 0.38 Mallorca, Barcelona, Internazionale, Chelsea
18 Kaká 30 86 0.35 Milan, Real Madrid
19 Francisco Gento 30 89 0.34 Real Madrid
20 David Trezeguet 29 58 0.5 Monaco, Juventus