Saturday 24 February 2018 / 05:02 AM

Records keep tumbling for Messi

Just three days after becoming La Liga’s all-time leading goal-scorer, Argentine megastar Lionel Messi broke Raul’s record for the most goals in Champions League history with a superb hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-0 drubbing of Apoel Nicosia.

Messi has now scored 74 goals in the hallowed competition.

All three of Messi’s goals were the result of excellent lead-up work by his Barca teammates, finished off by the No.10’s deft touch in front of goal. The match was also notable for chomp-happy Uruguayan Luis Suarez scoring his first Champions League goal in four years. 


Champions League matchday 5 results:

This latest honour has only added to Messi’s mind-boggling list of records:

Most La Liga goals (career) – 253

Most La Liga goals (season) – 50

Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in – 21

Most La Liga hat-tricks (season) – 8

Most Champions League goals (career) – 74

Most European Cup goals (match) – 5

Most European Cup top scorer awards – 4

Most Club World Cup goals – 4

Most Classicos goal – 21

Most goals for Barcelona – 368

Most goals in a season – 73

Most goals in a calendar year – 91

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