Lionel Messi's Incredible Champions League Group Stage Record Will Blow Your Mind

Lionel Messi's brace against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League allowed him to reach another milestone in his illustrious career.

According to UEFA, Barcelona's talisman is now the all-time record scorer in the group stages of Europe's elite competition.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has played in 65 matches and scored 65 goals.

Wow. Just wow.

Most people would like to write at least one entry into the history books, but Messi is turning it into an autobiography at this rate.

The Argentine magician's stats say it all about his impact in the match yesterday, while Spurs' Érik Lamela even declared him to be the GOAT.

It's not surprising that there is always praise surrounding Messi, especially when his actions always speak louder than words.

How far will Barcelona progress in the Champions League this season?

Let us know in the comments.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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