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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Messi Champions League record

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Ronaldo with his 14th goal of 2013. (©GettyImages)
Ronaldo with his 14th goal of 2013. (©GettyImages).

For a time it seemed that every goal scoring record going was held by the living legend Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona forward has been in sensational goal scoring form over the last five years, picking up four straight Ballon d'Ors as a result.

Meanwhile, football's ultimate bridesmaid Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing catch-up to Barcelona's all-time top scorer.

But last night Ronaldo staked his claim that he may be finally breaking out of Messi's shadow by stealing one of the little Argentine's record.

Ronaldo's equalising goal in the 2-2 draw against Juventus was the forward's 14th goal in the Champions League in 2014, surpassing the record of 13 previously held by Messi.

Real Madrid's famous No.7 connected with a pass from Karim Benzema early in the second half and beat Gianluigi Buffon to make the score 1-1 and cancel out Arturo Vidal's first half penalty.

Ronaldo now has 59 goals overall in the Champions League, trailing four behind Messi's 63 and 12 behind all-time top scorer Raul (71).

The Portuguese international can also break another Champions League record by scoring one more goal in the group stage. He is currently level with Hernan Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi and Ruud van Nistelrooy with eight goals. 

Messi can increase that four goal lead over CR7 with a goal against AC Milan tonight. Don't bet against him doing so. 

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Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
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