Lionel Messi becomes 1st player to score in 15 consecutive UCL seasons

Lionel Messi becomes 1st player to score in 15 consecutive UCL seasons

- Lionel Messi has scored in 15 straight Champions League seasons following his goal against Slavia Prague

- The 32-year-old was among the scorers as Barcelona ran away with a 2-1 win against the Czech side

- Messi has also scored against 33 different teams in the competition, tied with Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez

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Lionel Messi's goal against Slavia Prague makes him the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.

The Barcelona talisman found the back of the net in the third minute of the match to score his first goal in the match and in the competition.

It also means that the 33-year-old has now scored against 33 different team in the elite competition, a record held by his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez.

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It took Lionel Messi just three minutes to get a goal on Wednesday night as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1.

Messi’s goal means he has now scored against 33 different teams in the Champions League, a record also held by Cristiano Ronaldo and former Real Madrid legend Raul.

The Argentine's Champions League goal tally is now 113 but Juventus striker Ronaldo is well above him with 127.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za had earlier reported that Slavia Prague vs Barcelona ended 2-1 in favour of the visitors as La Blaugrana made a huge stride towards qualifying for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages.

Lionel Messi gave the visitors an early lead in the third minute with a neat first-time finish following a nice exchange of passes with Arthur.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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