Messi In The Record Books!
Leo Messi has scored his 31st international goal for Barça, thus equalling the record set by Rivaldo. He also ties Alcántara as the fifth highest scorer in club history. Leo Messi’s brace against Copenhagen has set two new milestones. He equals Brazilian Rivaldo (1997-02) as the highest Barça goal-getter in international competitions. And he is also now the joint fifth highest all-time scorer for the club, a position he shares with the great Paulino Alcántara.
Rivaldo and Messi are currently neck and neck for FCB in international competitions with 31 goals. The Brazilian got 25 in the Champions League, 5 in the UEFA Cup and 1 in the European Super Cup. Meanwhile, the Argentine has 29 in the Champions League and 2 in the Clubs World Cup. Against Panathinaikos, earlier this season, Messi already became top FCB scorer in the European Cup / Champions League. In addition, Leo has also entered the top 10 goalscorers of the UEFA Champions League since it was re-branded in 1992.
Leo Messi set another milestone against Copenhagen by becoming the fifth highest goalscorer in club history Barça. With 137, he joins the legendary Paulino Álcantara. Ahead of him now are only Escolà (164), Samitier (178), Kubala (196) and César (235).
Just remember, he is still only 23 years old!