- Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund
- The 32-year-old became the first player to score against 34 different teams
- Dortmund star Hummels hails the Argentine as the best player in the world
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi inspired his Spanish League side to a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old scored one and assisted two other goals to become the first player to score against 34 different teams in the history of the competition.
He overtook his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored against 33 teams
Luis Suarez handed the hosts the lead in the 29th minute and Frenchman Antoine Griezmann sealed the win in the 67th minute after replacing Ousmane Dembele.
Meanwhile, Dortmund defender Hummels was full of praise for Messi after the match - saying the forward is the best player he has ever seen.
He said: "In top form, Messi is the best footballer I have ever seen – period. “We were not good enough to beat Barcelona today. We only created three or four real chances.”
Hummels added: “It was not a bad game, but not a very good one. Barcelona were excellent, though. Messi is always dangerous, of course.
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“We had a really bad spell after that first goal, with my bad pass that led to their second goal.”
Messi took his goal tally across competitions this campaign to ten goals after inspiring Barcelona to victory over their Bundesliga opponent.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely facing one of his most difficult periods in professional football at Juventus after missing out of the top 15 highest goalscorers for the outgoing year 2019.
The Portugal international has managed to score just 18 goals after 33 appearances across competitions in the year under review as reported by Sport Bible.
His last goal for the Old Lady came in their 2-1 win over Genoa on October 30 after converting a late penalty to hand them maximum points at the end of the game.
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