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Messi and Cristiano, the only ones that can climb in the 'Top10' of games played in Champions

Published:18/09/2019 - 18:31h

Updated:18/09/2019 - 20:56h

Champions League started a new edition, and Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stand out again in its statistics. The argentinian and the portuguese are the only ones that will be able to move in the 'Top10' of players with more games played

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The calendar of the season had taken a break in Europe, but this week does gap again to the Champions. The most prestigious competition of the old continent premières his edition 2019-20, in a phase of groups in which they go back to stand out the usual protagonists. When it speaks of individual statistics, is difficult not mentioning to Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Argentinian and the Portuguese are the only that they will be able to increase his respective accounts in the 'Top10' of players with more parties contested in the championship, in which the one of Madeira, two greater years, surpasses to his maximum opponent. With the one of this Wednesday in front of the Athletic of Madrid, are 167 for the forward of the Juventus, that is second, whereas the one of the FC Barcelona keeps seventh with 136 meetings.

Both have seen benefited by the frenazo of the first qualifier, Iker Boxes that left the slat in 181. The problems of heart of the guardameta forced him to step to a side although he same warned that it still is not withdrawn, and equally, his team, the Carry, did not attain to classify for the tournament. The rest of list, in his high part, is formed by the two cracks and several legends that no longer are in active.

With Christian consolidated in the second place, Messi will be able to scalar some positions. In this same edition, the luso will not be able to 'hunt' to his ex mate, but the one of Rosario himself could surpass to the two stars that precede him in the table, Paolo Maldini (with 139 commitments in his have) and Raúl González White (that after a dilated career said goodbye with 144).

The Barcelona will not arrive to the podium in this course, but yes could prepare a round that would remain to shot for next year. Whatever happens, by in front still it will have to Ryan Giggs (151 parties) and a fellow and referent of the Barça in this plot, Xavi Hernández that recently it hanged the boots in the To the-Sadd with 157 participations in Champions to his backs.

Approaching in the distance there are several players culés and of the Real Madrid, between which stands out Andrés Iniesta (132) that it is eighth and is still in action, but that when playing in Japan can not improve his numbers. Yes they do it others like Sergio Bouquets (119), Karim Benzema (112), Gerard Hammered (111) or Sergio Busquets (106), that situate between the veterans that already have surpassed the barrier of the 100 parties.

The 'Top10' of players with more parties in Champions

  1. Iker Boxes - 181 parties
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 167 parties
  3. Xavi Hernández - 157 parties
  4. Ryan Giggs - 151 parties
  5. Raúl González White - 144 parties
  6. Paolo Maldini - 139 parties
  7. Leo Messi - 136 parties
  8. Andrés Iniesta - 132 parties
  9. Clarence Seedorf - 131 parties
  10. Paul Scholes - 130 parties
  11. Gianluigi Buffon - 130 parties

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