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Messi breaks Champions League record – BBC Sport


Messi went into the Group F game in Cyprus level on 71 goals with former Real Madrid forward Raul. Luis Suarez had already opened the scoring with his first goal for the club when Messi diverted Rafinha’s 38th-minute shot past the keeper. Messi netted his second in the 58th-minute with a low right-foot finish before tapping home from close range.

Messi’s records

Champions League top scorer: 74

La Liga top scorer: 253

Barcelona’s top goalscorer: 368

Most goals in a La Liga season: 50

Most goals in a season: 73

Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21

Most Ballon d’Or titles: 4

Most goals in a single European Cup game: 5 joint with Luiz Adriano

Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 with Gerd Muller

Most goals in Clasicos: 21

Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8

Most goals in Club World Cup: 4 held jointly with Denilson

Most goals in a calendar year: 91

“I am happy for having achieved such a nice record in a competition of this importance,” said the 27-year-old. via BBC Sport

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