Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has made UEFA Champions League history by becoming the first player to score in the competition in each of the last 15 seasons in the team’s 2-1 win over Slavia Prague on Wednesday.
Messi’s close-range strike meant that the Argentine hitman stood alone as the only player in Champions League history to register a goal in the competition for 15 successive seasons.
It added to Messi’s long list of personal accolades as the Barcelona star fired his side into the lead inside the opening three minutes of the match in the Czech Republic.
15 – Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has become the first player in Champions League history to score at least once in 15 consecutive seasons in the competition. Longevity. pic.twitter.com/mWxv6tLnJZ
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The home side level parity in the 50th minute through Jan Boril’s goal before Peter Olayinka’s own goal then extended Barca’s lead in the 57th minute.
The victory send Barca clear of the chasing pack in Group F, and closer to progression through to the knock-out stage.