Lionel Messi wins Champions League Goal of the Group Stage


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Lionel Messi wins Champions League Goal of the Group Stage

Lionel Messis effort for Paris Saint-Germain against Benfica on Matchday 3 has been voted UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage.

Nearly 120,000 votes were cast for UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, with Lionel Messis sensational Matchday 3 effort for Paris against Benfica topping the poll, presented by Heineken.

Messis goal a vintage first-time finish from the edge of the penalty area gave Paris the lead ina game they went on to draw 1-1. It was his 127th strike in the UEFA Champions League proper, a tally which now stands at 129 just 11 shy of Cristiano Ronaldos all-time record.

Erling Haalands spectacular finish for Manchester City against former side Borussia Dortmund finished second in the vote ahead of another Messi goal in third: his outside-of-the-boot effort at home to Maccabi Haifa.

There were ten goals nominated in all, with fans able to vote from 10:00 CET on Monday 7 November until 12:00 CET on Friday 11 November.

1.Lionel Messi,Benfica 1-1Paris(Matchday 3)

2.Erling Haaland,Man City2-1 Dortmund(Matchday 2)

3.Lionel Messi,Paris7-2 Maccabi Haifa(Matchday 5)

4.Galeno,Leverkusen 0-3Porto(Matchday 4)

5.Trent Alexander-Arnold,Liverpool2-0 Rangers(Matchday 3)

6.Heung-Min Son,Tottenham3-2 Frankfurt(Matchday 4)

7.Kylian Mbapp,Juventus 1-2Paris(Matchday 6)

8.Arthur Gomes,Sporting CP2-0 Tottenham(Matchday 2)

9.Kylian Mbapp,Paris2-1 Juventus(Matchday 1)

10.Ferran Torres,Barcelona5-1 Plze(Matchday 1)

Messi also won the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage vote courtesy of his Matchday 2 effort against Manchester City.

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