Lionel Messi overtakes Ronaldo to become Europe's top scorer with 415 goals

Lionel Messi overtakes Ronaldo to become Europe's top scorer with 415 goals

- Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo to become the top scorer in Europe with 415 goals

- The 31-year-old started the game on the bench but had a major impact on the game when he was introduced into the game

- Messi also increased his goal tally in the La Liga to 32 after 30 matches while assisting 12 other goals

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has broken yet another record in top five European Leagues after scoring one of his side's goals against Villarreal on Tuesday, April 2.

The 31-year-old came on in the 61st minute and scored a stunner from a free-kick in the 90th minute, before Luis Suarez finally rescued a point for the visitors through his 93rd minute long range shot.

His goal tally is now 42 goals this campaign, with 14 assists after 38 matches in all competitions this campaign.

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Messi didn't just stop at increasing his goal tally after the game, he has also became the highest goals scorer in top five European Leagues with 415 goals according to OptaJose

This is one better than his arch rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Italian League champions Juventus.

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The Portuguese forward made his debut in the top five league after joining Manchester United in 2013, while Messi made his La Liga debut one year later.

Messi, who is currently Barca's captain is expected to keep hold on the record over the former Real Madrid forward. earlier reported that Barcelona were held to 4-4 draw by relegation threatened Villarreal in Tuesday's La Liga clash.

The 31-year-old inspired the Catalans to a dramatic comeback having trailed the hosts 4-2 with minutes left to play in the match.

Messi scored in the 90th minute befoe Luis Suarez's last minute strike saved the visitors from not losing all three points in the game. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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