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Lionel Messi: FC Barcelona captain makes history in UEFA Champions League last-16 rout of Lyon

Posted: 14 March 2019 Time: 10:00

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi made history once again as the LaLiga giants breezed past Lyon in the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

Not only did Messi cement his spot as the top scorer in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 games, but he also achieved a personal milestone while leading The Blaugrana to a 5-1 victory against the French outfit.

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There might have been some controversy surrounding the actions leading to Barcelona's first goal, but that ceased when Messi got a grip on the game.

The 31-year-old scored the first and third goals of the game and added two further assists for the Camp Nou faithful to revel in a spectacular evening.

Surprisingly, this performance by Messi has set a personal record for the South American ace, who had never scored two goals and handed out two assists in a single UEFA Champions League match, as per Mister Chip.

With a 5-1 victory over Lyon, Barcelona passed Bayern Munich for the longest home unbeaten streak in Champions League history of 30 games.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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