Messi Sets New Champions League Record As Benfica Holds PSG

Messi Sets New Champions League Record As Benfica Holds PSG
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Paris Saint-German playmaker, Lionel Messi yesterday set yet another record in the UEFA Champions League even as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Benfica.

Messi opened the scoring in the first half with a trademark curling left-foot finish from the edge of the box.

The goal meant the 35-year-old became the first player in Champions League history to score goals against 40 different opponents.

The lead did not last as the hosts wlevelled four minutes before the break, when an inviting in-swinging cross from Enzo Fernandez touched off PSG defender Danilo and into the net.

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The result means PSG and Benfica remain level on points at the top of Group H after three matches.

The two teams will meet again in Paris on Tuesday. Juventus sit in third on three points after they got their first win of the competition at point-less Maccabi Haifa.

Meanwhile, London giants, Chelsea picked up their first UEFA Champions League win this season on Wednesday night as they comfortably thrashed AC Milan 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to restore their champions league hopes.

Injured Wesley Fofana drew the first blood by opening scoring for the Blues in the 26th minute before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the advantage in the 56th minute, grabbing his second goal in a Chelsea shirt.

English international, Recce James went on to complete the rout with a rocket of a shot into the roof of the net in a night that saw Chelsea get every move right.

Africa Daily News, New York reports that the victory sees Chelsea move up to second position with one point behind leaders, RB Salzburg who are on five points.

Africa Daily News, New York

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