Lionel Messi: The Argentine ace breaks yet another record after the Champions League vs Slavia Praha last night at the Sinobo Stadium.
Lionel Messi has made a habit out of scoring goals. 50 goals were once considered almighty. It has since become the minimum he must score to have a good season. Wonder goals do not seem as wonderous since the Argentine took over the footballing world.
Records have tumbled ever since the Barcelona skipper wore the Blaugrana jersey for the first time and the run doesn’t seem like it will end any time soon. Lionel Messi recently won the FIFA Best male player of the season award.
In doing so, he triumphed over current UEFA Men’s player of the year Virgil Van Dijk, in spite of the defender being heavily favoured to win all the major individual awards this season. Apart from the FIFA Best award, Messi would also add a 3rd consecutive Golden boot award to his name.
Messi’s start to the season started slowly with the Argentine out with injury before the season even began. He has since made a successful comeback to the side, helping Barcelona to wins on either side of the International Break.
The Argentine ace breaks yet another record after the Champions League vs Slavia Praha
Messi may not have set the European football scene yet. However, that hasn’t stopped him from shattering yet another record. The Barcelona talisman already has quite a number of enviable records such as the most goals in La Liga (421), most goals ever in a calendar year (91) and the most assists (164) in Spanish league history, to name a few. However, on Wednesday night he added yet another feather to his hat; one that will be very hard to replicate.
With a goal in the 3rd minute against Slavia Praha, Lionel Messi has now become the first player in history to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons. He struck his first goal way back in 2005 against Panathinaikos and hasn’t stopped since.
With the very lucky win against Slavia Praha last night, Barcelona are now Group F table toppers with 7 points. Inter Milan and Dortmund are both 3 points behind. With the group termed as the Group of death, the three-point lead could prove invaluable to a side looking to win their first Champions League title since 2015.
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