Messi overtake Ronaldo as all-time top goalscorer

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/04/2019

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has overtaken his strong rival Cristiano Ronaldo to become the all-time top goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues.

The 31-year-old Argentina international achieved the record after scoring a late free-kick in Blaugrana 4 - 4  scored draw with Villarreal in the La Liga encounter on Tuesday night at Estadio de la Ceramica. 

The 90th-minute strike was Messi's 415th goal which took him past Juventus forward Ronaldo on 414.

Messi reached the landmark in 446 games while Ronaldo has scored  414 in 514 matches.