Messi sets new Champions League record

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Lionel Messi of Spanish league club Barcelona has a new Champions League record under his belt.

Messi did it again.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi set a new Champions League record with his goal-scoring display in Barca’s 2-1 victory away to Slavia Prague in Group F on Wednesday.

The Barca captain’s third-minute goal saw him become the first player to score in the Champions League for 15 consecutive seasons. He also matched Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid great Raul in having netted against 33 different opponents in Europe’s premier club competition.

‘Every day we see him he’s even better.’

— Barca head coach Ernesto Valverde

Barca head coach Ernesto Valverde revealed post-match that Messi is somehow getting even better and has made breaking records look far too easy. He’s the player who can decide any game. Every day we see him he’s even better. One more record for the incredible Leo. They are easy to say, it seems natural, but it is very difficult to achieve.”