Lionel Messi, the PSG forward, has now become the player with most non-penalty goals in football history. The Argentina captain scripted this landmark in his career with a goal in the Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyon. Messi now has 672 non-penalty goals, crossing Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of 671 strikes.

Although PSG dominated the match against Lyon with 66% possession, the only goal of the match remained the strike by the Argentine maestro, which came in the 5th minute via an assist by Neymar Jr. Messi was manning the midfield during the match when he picked up the ball and played a one-touch pass with the Brazilian forward. Neymar then crossed the ball into the Lyon penalty box when Messi approached and scored past two defenders and the Lyon goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes.

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In his eternal rivalry with Ronaldo, Messi has now the more number of non-penalty goals in terms of their all-time career, all-time club goals (605 against 570), as well as all-time league goals (424 against 399). The Portugal and Manchester United no. 7, however, leads when it comes to Champions League goals (122 against 108) and international matches (101 against 67).

Messi and Neymar’s equation has been creating wonders for PSG since the former arrived at Paris from Barcelona. Their exploits at the Catalan club allowed them to dominate Europe, which culminated in the 2014-15 Champions League win. During their time at the Catalan club, Messi and Neymar scored 299 goals between them.

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The match was also a notable milestone in Neymar’s career, being his 100th appearance in the French top flight. In this time period, the Brazilian no. 10 has been involved in a total of 121 goals, scoring 77 and assisting on 44 different occasions.

PSG next face Nice in their ninth league match of the season on October 2.