Lionel Messi Breaks Even More UEFA Champions League Records! The Argentine’s penalty last night saw him break and extend his UEFA Champions League records. Barcelona eventually won their first group stage game by 5 goals to one.
He’s now scored in 16 consecutive UEFA Champions League matches; equalling Ryan Giggs’ record. Messi found his first goal in the Champions League in 2005, at the age of 18.
He has scored in every season since then.
Lionel Messi’s goal also means that he has now scored against a record extending 36 teams in the UEFA Champions League. He was the record holder at 35 games, he has now extended his own record!
Lionel Messi has now scored 69 goals in the UEFA Champions League group stages. No player has more.
He has scored in all the UEFA Champions League group stages since participating 15 years ago.
Incredibly, Messi also broke the record for the most goals scored by a captain in the Champions League. Just one penalty saw Messi break, extend, and equal 3 UEFA Champions League records.
At 33, the Argentine is probably in the twilight of his glittering career. He’s gathered 6 Ballan d’Or’s and 6 FIFA Best Player In The World Awards.
No one has accumulated more individual awards than Lionel Messi. This is incredible because he does not pride himself in personal acclaim.
He has always seen the team success as more pivotal than individual awards. Lionel Messi Breaks Even More UEFA Champions League Records!