Champions League

Ronaldo´s Champions League record stands as Messi fails to match feat

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was unable to equal a Champions League record held by rival Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, despite scoring against Borussia Monchengladbach.

A trio of Champions League hat-tricks this term left Messi just two goals shy of Ronaldo’s record tally of 11 strikes in a group phase.

Though Messi opened the scoring at Camp Nou, he could not produce another, with Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer in inspired form against the Argentina forward, producing a marvellous one-handed reflex stop to deny him from a diving header in the second half.

Arda Turan scored a hat-trick as Barca waltzed to a 4-0 win, their third home success without conceding in the Champions League this term.

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