Sensational Lionel Messi Breaks Champions League Record In Dortmund Win
Barcelona reached the Champions League round of 16 after Lionel Messi scored one and assisted two in his 700th appearance for the club in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
The Barca captain scored and picked up two assists against Lucien Favre’s side after becoming just the second player in the club’s history to reach 700 appearances.
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Messi also broke a Champions League record by scoring against a 34th different team with his goal at home to Dortmund.
The 32-year-old only equaled Ronaldo and Raul last month, when he netted in a 2-1 win over Slavia Prague.
Substitute Antoine Griezmann then finished off a pass from Messi to further stretch Barca's lead in the 67th minute, a much-needed goal for the Frenchman's confidence after failing to score in his previous six appearances for the club.