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Lionel Messi became only the second player Paulo Futre has ever asked for an autograph, according to the Portuguese legend himself.


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Paris Saint-Germain maintained their unbeaten start to the 2022-23 Champions League group stage thanks to a 1-1 draw against Benfica on Wednesday night

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Benfica became the 40th club added to Messi's long list of vanquished Champions League opponents

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Top scorers in Champions League vs. different club

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1. Lionel Messi: 40 clubs 2. Cristiano Ronaldo: 38 clubs 3. Karim Benzema: 34 clubs 4. Raul Gonzalez: 33 clubs 5. Robert Lewandowski: 31 clubs 6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 29 clubs 7. Thomas Muller: 29 clubs 8. Ruud van Nistelrooy: 25 clubs 9. Thierry Henry: 24 clubs 10. Sergio Aguero: 24 clubs


Messi has only ever scored one Champions League goal against Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, Ferencvaros, Maccabi Haifa, Napoli, Olympiakos, Rangers, Slavia Prague, Sporting CP, Werder Bremen and Benfica, the latest addition to his hitlist

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He has faced a total of 44 different clubs from 19 different countries in Europe's elite competition and so far has only failed to score against four of them: Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Rubin Kazan and Udinese.

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With Atletico and Inter both taking part in this year's competition, it is perfectly plausible that he could extend his incredible Champions League record even further before the end of the 2022-23 season.

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Two months before the World Cup in Qatar, Di Maria's good news for Lionel Messi0Two months before the World Cup in Qatar, Di Maria's good news for Lionel MessiTwo months before the World Cup in Qatar, Di Maria's good news for Lionel Messi

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PSG boss Galtier reveals why Messi asked to be substituted after scoring stunner against Benfica in the Champions

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