Lionel Messi Has Scored More Champions League Goals Vs. English Clubs Than Any Other Country
Lionel Messi has scored more Champions League goals versus English clubs than any other country.
With his brace against Manchester United in the second leg, the iconic Barcelona captain has now scored an impressive 24 Champions League goals versus English opposition.
Messi opened the scoring in the 16th minute in stunning fashion. He skipped past Fred before unleashing a glorious curling strike into the bottom corner.
He bagged his second goal of the night just four minutes later after David De Gea committed a horrendous howler in goal.
Lionel Messi :scream:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2019
We are blessed to watch him play football :pray:
Another amazing goal... pic.twitter.com/4wbZ7uECuP
Lionel Messi has his second, but has David de Gea to thank for it...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2019
The ball squirms under the Man Utd keeper as Barcelona go 2-0 up. pic.twitter.com/5IrkRJ3SyH
Here's a breakdown of his goals vs. English clubs:
9 vs. Arsenal
6 vs. Manchester City
4 vs. Manchester United
3 vs. Chelsea
2 vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona await the winners of Liverpool vs. Porto. The Reds head into the second-leg with a two-goal advantage and if they're victorious, Messi would face-off against another Premier League club in Europe.
He's actually yet to score versus Liverpool but he could have the chance to break his duck against them in the semi-final.