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This season, Lionel Messi has a chance to smash Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League record, and Man Utd’s star is unable to stop it

CRISTIANO RONALDO won’t be able to stop rival Lionel Messi breaking his phenomenal Champions League record this season.

Ronaldo tops the all-time goal scorer chart in the competition with 141 goals in 185 games.

The 37-year-old has racked up the sensational tally across two spells at Man United, plus stints at Porto, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

But Messi is hot on Ronaldo’s heels with 125 goals in 156 appearances in the competition.

Just 15 goals stand between the football gods – and Messi has the perfect opportunity to close the gap this season as Ronaldo won’t be participating in the Champions League as it stands.

Ron’s current team United failed to qualify for the tournament last season – leaving Messi to run riot with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentine will have 13 games to usurp Ronaldo’s record if PSG reach the final.

Although the Parisians only managed to reach the last 16 in the previous campaign with Messi contributing five goals along the way.

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