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Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on 'breaking records' days after being overtaken by Lionel Messi

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on 'breaking records' just days after Lionel Messi went ahead of him for the most non-penalty goals by a single player in football history.

Messi's recent goal against Lyon in Ligue 1 means the Argentine has now bagged 672 non-penalty goals in total, one ahead of Ronaldo, who has played 145 more games.

Ronaldo scored his first goal of the new campaign in United's 2-0 win over Sheriff in the Europa League last week. In contrast, Paris Saint-Germain attacker Messi has found the net six times in 11 appearances this season. ALSO READ: Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo addresses retirement question While the Portuguese captain still leads the all-time scoring charts with 816 to his name, ahead of Messi’s 775, his total contains 145 penalties, with Messi having converted 103 during his career.

Despite this, Ronaldo picked up an honorary accolade for being his country's record goal scorer during the Portuguese Football Federation's annual Quinas de Ouro awards ceremony on Tuesday night.

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