JUST IN: Messi equals Real Madrid legend Raul's UCL record
Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 18/09/2018
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has equalled Real Madrid Raul's Champions League goals record with brilliant free-kick against PSV at Nou Camp on Tuesday evening.The 31-year-old forward scored his first goal in this season European competition with a sublime free kick in the 32 minutes of the encounter and he became the only the second player in history to score in 14 consecutive Champions League seasons.Messi now matches Raul record but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will be
The Argentine has notched 103 goals in the competition in total, although he still lags 17 behind his long-time adversary Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time pecking order.
2005/06 ✅2006/07 ✅2007/08 ✅2008/09 ✅2009/10 ✅2010/11 ✅2011/12 ✅2012/13 ✅2013/14 ✅2014/15 ✅2015/16 ✅2016/17 ✅2017/18 ✅2018/19 ✅Lionel Messi has become just the second player to score in 14 consecutive Champions League seasons, after Spain striker Raul. pic.twitter.com/ekkvgugsKi — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2018
Messi already boasts four Champions League triumphs on his enviable
8 - Lionel Messi has scored eight direct free-kicks in 2018 - the most he has netted in a calendar year. Laser. pic.twitter.com/clYvloZWu3— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 18, 2018