Lionel Messi becomes first player to score against 34 different teams in UCL

Lionel Messi becomes first player to score against 34 different teams in UCL

- Lionel Messi has now scored against 34 different teams in the Champions League

- This record came after scoring for Barcelona in their 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund

- Messi has now surpassed the record of Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo who have both scored against 33 teams

Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona on Wednesday, November 27, qualified for the Champions League knock out stages after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at the Nou Camp.

Argentine football star Lionel Messi scored a goal in this tie and set up another two for Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in what was an impressive performance by Barcelona.

When Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona first met in September, Lionel Messi failed to score in Germany as the match ended 0-0.

But he made up for that oversight at Camp Nou marking yet another Champions League best in the process.

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Lionel Messi has now surpassed Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo’s record by scoring against his 34th opponent in the Champions League.

Messi previously shared the record with Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo who have each netted against 33 teams in their Champions League careers.

The game against Borussia Dortmund was also Lionel Messi 700th game for the Catalan giants as he has never played for any other club before.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has been tipped to win the 2019 Ballon d'Or award for the sixth time in his career after his incredible performances this year.

Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk are the other two competitors for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi made a striking confession after revealing he does not want a life contract at Camp Nou despite his desire to remain at Barcelona.

The 32-year-old's future at the club remains uncertain when club President Josep Bartomeu revealed that their captain has a clause in his contract which enables him to leave at the end of the season.

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