Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the UEFA Champions League tournament will be highly recognized basically because Manchester United failed to participate in the elite European competition this season.
As the Portuguese attacker prepared for the Europa League, Messi in his first game of the European football competition equalled his most acknowledged rival’s outstanding record in the UEFA Champions League
After starting the UEFA Champions League encounter between PSG and Juventus, Messi has emerged as the first player to participate in 19 editions of the UEFA Champions League.
This means Messi has currently equalled Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs as the most capped players in the editions of the UEFA Champions League. He is just a goal away from matching Iker Casillas’ record of participating in 20 editions of the European elite football league.