UCL All-Time Top Scorer: Messi closes In On Ronaldo After Wembley Brace

 

BY  Abayomi Johnson

After his brace against Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday night, Lionel Messi has closed the gap in the race to be the Champions League’s all-time top scorer. The current leader is Cristiano Ronaldo, who is yet to get off the mark in this season’s competition and was suspended for Juventus’ match against Young Boys. The Portuguese striker has 120 goals to his name but Messi has now moved onto 105.
This is current leaderboard (including goals scored in the qualifying rounds):
121: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
105: Lionel Messi (ARG, Barcelona)
71: Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid)
60: Ruud van Nistelrooy (HOL, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
59: Andriy Shevchenko (UKR, Dynamo de Kiev, AC Milan, Chelsea)
And this is the scoring charts without including goals scored in qualifying rounds:
120: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
105: Lionel Messi (ARG, Barcelona)
71: Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid, Schalke)
56: Karim Benzema (FRA, Lyon, Real Madrid)
56: Ruud van Nistelrooy (HOL, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
50: Thierry Henry (FRA, Mónaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)
48: Zlatan Ibrahimović (SUE, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain , Manchester United)
48= Andriy Shevchenko (UKR, Dínamo de Kiev, Milan, Chelsea)
46: Filippo Inzaghi (ITA, Juventus, Milan)
46: Robert Lewandowski (POL, Dortmund, Bayern)