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Messi fails to match Ronaldo's Champions League record

01:52 GMT+3 07/12/2016
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The Argentine needed a hat-trick to break his long-time rival's record tally of 11, but managed just one against Borussia Monchengladbach

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was unable to equal a Champions League record held by rival Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday.

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Despite scoring against Borussia Monchengladbach, the Argentine fell short of his long-time rival's tally of 11 in a past Champions League group stage.

A pair of Champions League hat-tricks this term had helped leave Messi just two goals shy of Ronaldo's record, but he failed to add to his opening strike at Camp Nou.

Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer was in inspired form, producing a marvellous one-handed reflex stop to deny him from a diving header in the second half.

Arda Turan, however, did score a hat-trick as Barca waltzed to a 4-0 win, their third home success without conceding in the Champions League this term.