Argentine star Lionel Messi, captain of the Spanish team Barcelona, set many records after scoring a goal in Barça’s victory over Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine, with two goals to a goal, in the match that took place between them yesterday evening, Wednesday, at the “Camp Nou” stadium, in the group competitions. The third for the group stage of the Champions League competition for the new season 2020-2021.
Argentine star Lionel Messi scored the goal for the Catalan team early in the fifth minute of the match by penalty kick, then Gerard Pique added the second to the Blaugrana in the 65th minute of the match, before Victor Tsyhankov reduced the difference with the first goal of the guest team in the 75th minute of the match.
Messi’s most prominent numbers came after tonight’s goal, according to the Opta network, which specializes in statistics and records, as follows.
Messi became the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score a penalty kick in each of the first three rounds of the group stage in a season of the tournament.
The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, raised his score to 118 goals, to come second in the list of top scorer in the Champions League in history, behind his Portuguese rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays Juventus.
Lionel Messi’s goal is his first against Dynamo Kiev since December 2009, the longest difference between two goals for the Argentine against the same opponent in the Champions League (3,983 days).
Lionel Messi has scored 5 goals this season in all competitions, and all of them were penalty kicks.
Messi has scored 121 goals in European championships since his first match in December 2004 (playing 150 matches), and only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more European goals in the same period (133).