Lionel Messi sets a record in the Champions League
Kathmandu. The 33-year-old superstar footballer and FC Barcelona’s Captain, Lionel Messi has become the first player to extend his run of scoring at least one goal in the 16 consecutive seasons of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League.
Messi scored the first goal of his career in the Champions League on 2 November 2005, in a group stage match. Barcelona won the game with the score of 5-0. His latest goal, 116th of his career was from the penalty spot during the match against Hungarian team, Ferencvárosi TC on Tuesday. FC Barcelona comfortably won, with the score of 5-1.
In European football, Messi has played against 42 different clubs, from sixteen different countries and has scored goals against 37 of them, with his most recent goal against Napoli on August 8, 2020.
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