Lionel Messi: 1st player to score in 16 consecutive Champions Leagues

Lionel Messi: 1st player to score in 16 consecutive Champions Leagues

- Lionel Messi has broken the record for scoring at least one goal in every Champions League season for 16 straight years

- The 33-year-old scored a penalty in the 5-1 victory over Hungarian side Frencvaros

- Ansu Fati also became the first teenager to score consecutive goals before his 18th birthday

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Lionel Messi's goal against Ferencvaros made him the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League campaigns, according to Goal.

The Barcelona captain was brought down in the penalty box and he took the responsibility in taking the penalty which he converted in the 27th minute of their Group G opener.

Messi is now the second player after Man United legend Ryan Giggs to score in 16 seasons in the elite competition overall.

Lionel Messi becomes 1st player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League seasons
Lionel Messi becomes 1st player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League seasons. Photo by Alex Caparros
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Ansu Fati also set a record as the player to score more than once before his 18th birthday following his brilliant strike before half-time.

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Barcelona won the match by 5-1 with Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele also getting their names on the scoresheet.

Messi is yet to score from open play as Barcelona face Real Madrid next t the Camp Nou in the first El Clasico of the season.

Meanwhile, had also reported that Barcelona began their campaign in the 2020-21 Champions League season on a winning note following a 5-1 win over Ferencvaros.

Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele got all their names on the scoresheet while Igor Kharatin scored the only goal for the Hungarian side.

La Blaugrana started the match on a strong note as Messi won a penalty off Adnan Kovacevic and the Argentine converted the resulting spot-kick to make it 1-0 in the 27th minute. also saw that Kylian Mbappe is now being chased by two of the biggest clubs in Spain as Barcelona join Real Madrid for the signature of the Paris Saint-Germain striker.

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La Blaugrana President Florentino Perez has confirmed the club is also interested in signing the World Cup winner.

However, Los Blancos have been linked to the 20-year-old in the past months and are highly-favoured to land Mbappe due to the influence of manager Zinedine Zidane. also reported that Lionel Messi remaining a one-club man until the end of his career will be a romantic idea, according to Barcelona legend Gaizka Mendieta, reports Goal. The Argentine superstar has spent the entire career at the Camp Nou but looks set to leave at the end of the current season.

However, Mendieta who has a long-season lose spell with La Blaugrana during the 2002/03 campaign thinks the 33-year-old should give his career a fairytale ending.

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