Lionel Messi hits 4th Champions League hat-trick, 62nd goal, to move to within 9 of Raul’s record in Barça 4 – Ajax 0

Anything Cristiano can do…

If Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo aren’t actually in a personal heated goal battle, they’re doing a pretty bad job at concealing it!

As has been remarked several times in the past, they often match each other’s numbers per matchday, and Champions League Matchday 1 was another case in point.

Cristiano hit a hat-trick on Tuesday, Messi saw his challenge with an equal goal tally as he hit a triple of his own in Barcelona’s win over Ajax on Tuesday evening.

His 4th Champions League hat-trick takes him to 62 Champions League goals, just 9 off the great Raul Gonzalez’s of 71.

Watch Messi’s latest hat-trick, as he met Cristiano jab for jab in the opening matchday of the Champions League.

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