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Lionel Messi becomes Champions League's second-highest goalscorer

Messi overtakes Van Nistelrooy
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Lionel Messi becomes the second-highest goalscorer in the Champions League with his first strike against AC Milan tonight.

Lionel Messi has become the second-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with his first strike against AC Milan on Tuesday.

The Barcelona forward scored after just five minutes at Camp Nou to take his tally to 57 goals in the competition, one more than former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Messi added a second five minutes from half time to level the last-16 tie 2-2.

Raul is the current all-time top scorer in the Champions League with 71 goals.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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