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February 19, 2024

Ronaldo overtakes Messi in unique goals tally

Ronaldo overtakes Messi in unique goals tally

Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday overtook Lionel Messi in non-penalty goals for club and country after scoring in Al-Nassr’s 2-1 win against Al-Fateh in the Saudi Pro League.

The Portugal captain, who scored the winner in the AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Al-Feiha in midweek, opened the scoring inside 17 minutes against Al-Fateh.

Salem Al Najdi restored parity for Al-Fateh 12 minutes later. However, Otavio’s 72nd-minute winner sealed all three points for the host.

The result means Al-Nassr are four points behind leaders Al-Hilal, who have a game in hand. However, Ronaldo’s latest goal was his 715th non-penalty strike for club and country, as per Sport Bible.