- Ronaldo and Messi are in strong contention for the first player to score 100 goals in the history of UEFA Champions League
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a total of 95 goals, while Lionel Messi has registered 92 goals
- Pundits have tipped the Barca star to break the record considering how he shattered that of Raul Gonzalez in 2014
In recent years, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's names have dominated football headlines as both players are being regarded as the current best footballers in the world.
This season in the UEFA Champions League, both players have also been in fine form as they have helped their clubs to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo has registered a total of 95 goals in the UEFA Champions League, and the Portuguese international is only five shy of becoming the championship's first centurion.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi on the other hand has netted total of 92 goals in the most glamorous competition in Europe, and his two goals at Celtic on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 has put him in a strong contention with Cristiano Ronaldo on whose name will be first registered in the UEFA history books of 100 goal.
In 2014, Lionel Messi shattered Raul Gonzalez' record of 71 goals in the competition and the topic of discussion among many pundits now is who among these two stars will first attain the UEFA legendary status.