Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has surpassed Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo in the number of goals scored, excluding ESPN reports.
In the 28th round of the Spanish championship, which took place on Sunday, March 21, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad. Messi scored a double and brought the number of goals from the game in his career to 637. In this meeting, the Argentine also set a record for the Catalans’ number of appearances, having played 768 in the Catalans.
Ronaldo has converted 135 penalties in his career. In total, the Portuguese has 770 goals scored. Messi has 734 goals.
On January 21, Ronaldo broke the world record for the most goals scored at the professional level. The Portuguese beat Czechoslovak striker Josef Bican with 759 goals.