It is one of the best subplots in the UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi is at the top of the all-time leaderboards against Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple finished 2014/15 with 77 goals but Ronaldo has since withdrew. The Juventus star is leading 130-117 in UEFA Champions League goals. In all UEFA club competitions the score is 133-120 in favor of the Portuguese striker.
UEFA.com has listed Messi and Ronaldo's UEFA Champions League goals since they first scored at this level – citing some notable stats among the numbers.
- Ronaldo became the first person to score 100 goals with a single club, reaching Real Madrid on 14 February 2018; Messi completes century for all Barcelona, exactly one month later
- He was on the losing side only three times when Messi scored
- 2017/18 was the seventh season in which Ronaldo scored ten or more goals in the UEFA Champions League.
- Messi has even scored with Karim Benzema and Ryan Giggs in 16 UEFA Champions League seasons.
- Ronaldo scored two or more goals in 35 different situations
- Each scored eight hat-tricks
- Ronaldo failed to score until his 30th match in the competition
- Ronaldo is the first player to score 50 knockout goals and has now passed 60
- Ronaldo is the only player to score in three UEFA Champions League finals
- Ronaldo is the only player to score in 11 consecutive matches in the competition
- Ronaldo's ten goals against his current club Juventus are more than anyone has scored against a single opponent.
- Messi leads Ronaldo 70-63 in all-time group stage goals
- Ronaldo reached 100 in 144 matches; 123
Messi and Ronaldo's goal record
Goals in the UEFA Champions League, from the group stage to the final. All of Messi's goals came for Barcelona; Ronaldo has scored for Manchester United (1-15), Real Madrid (16-120) and Juventus (121-).
Please note that the player's club always ranks first on the scorecards, even if they are away from home.
Other UEFA club competition goals:
Messi : Porto 2-0 (n), 26/08/2011, UEFA Super Cup; v Sevilla 5-4aet x 2 (n), 11/08/2015, UEFA Super Cup
Ronaldo : Debrecen 3-0 (h) 09/08/05, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round; Sevilla 2-0 x 2 (n), 12/08/2014, UEFA Super Cup