Barcelona captain, six times and current world’s best Lionel Messi yesterday set a new Champions League record by becoming the first player ever to score in 15 consecutive champions league seasons. Although the Argentine has scored in 15 consecutive UCL seasons the goal puts him just within 1 of equaling former Manchester United midfielder and current assistant coach, Ryan Giggs. Giggs score in 16 different champions league seasons.
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Barcelona managed to edge past Slavia Prague in a tight contest. The Argentine captain scored just 3 minutes in to put his side ahead but the lead was canceled out 10 minutes before the hour mark by Slavia Prague’s Jan Bori who poked home Lukas Masopust’s pass from 16 yards before an own goal from Nigerian Peter Olayinka undid the home side’s brilliant fightback.
Slavia Prague is the 33rd different teams that Messi had scored against in the champions league taking him to level with C. Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez.
Prague indeed deserved more from the game with more shots, and shots on target in the game. Olayinka tried to make amends for his mistakes as he saw two efforts saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen , first stopping his curler and then pushing his powerful header away from goal. Barca needed their keeper to keep them in the game and in the end, he came through for them.
Barcelona are top of the La Liga with 6 wins from 6 in all competitions and are top of Group F with Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund on their trail.