Ronaldo milestone re-ignites Messi rivalry.

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Ronaldo milestone re-ignites Messi rivalry.

Cristiano Ronaldo reached another landmark as he scored his 700th club goal in Manchester United’s win at Everton on Sunday.

Having started his career in 2002, 700 goals means the 37-year-old Portugal forward has averaged 35 goals a season.

He also holds the record for the highest scoring men’s international footballer having scored 117 times in 191 games for Portugal.

At club level, he is also the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with 140 goals – 13 more than long-time rival Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo’s latest strike also extended his advantage over Messi in total club goals scored, with the Argentina forward on 691 for Paris St-Germain and Barcelona.

Despite his excellent form this season, Messi will have to wait a while to catch up with Ronaldo’s scoring exploits after he was ruled out of PSG’s Champions League game against Benfica on Tuesday with a calf injury.