Pictures from Wednesday's Champions League action, where Lionel Messi leveled Raul's goalscoring record with two against Ajax and CSKA Moscow beat Manchester City at the Etihad ...
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The Barcelona forward has the highest goals-per-game ratio in the competition, but his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals against Ajax
Barcelona star Lionel Messi described equaling Raul's UEFA Champions League goalscoring record as a "happy moment".
The Portuguese believed he would break Raul's Champions League record before his great rival, but the Argentine struck twice at Ajax to reach the 71-goal mark.
A Lionel Messi brace pulled him level with Raul's record of 71 Champions League goals all-time, while securing the Blaugrana's place in the knockout stage.
The Barcelona star was again the star of the show on a night of records at the Amsterdam ArenA.
The Portuguese club secured its route to the last-16 and left the host propping up Group H.
The Argentine is on the brink of becoming the tournament's all-time top scorer after firing his side into the last 16.
The Argentine attacker struck twice for Barcelona at Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night and is now level with the former Madrid star on 71 strikes in the competition.
The Spanish team is considering the former Manchester United manager for its vacancy.
Watch the Uruguay international's most memorable strikes during his time with the Eredivisie champion between 2007 and 2011.
The Portugal star paid tribute to his teammates and vowed to continue his prolific record after being awarded the Golden Boot prize on Wednesday.
Real Madrid's manager says his star player has his focus on winning matches.
The attacker enjoyed a successful spell with the Dutch giants before joining Liverpool in 2011. But there was plenty of controversy also during his time in Holland.
Barcelona summer signing Luis Suarez is set to face his former club.
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The Spanish side must get the most out of its game against the Group H leader.
Madrid secured passage to the Champions League knockout round with a 1-0 win over Liverpool.
The Frenchman netted the winner in Madrid's 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday and is proving a real asset to the club whose supporters once saw him as a burden.
The Reds manager rested several key players for the Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, effectively throwing in the towel before kickoff.
The Spanish champion deflected a second-half onslaught