Lionel Messi Produces An Absolute Madness In His 700th Barcelona Appearance
Lionel Messi has shown why he'll go down as one of the greatest of all time with a sublime performance in his 700th Barcelona game.
The Barca captain played a part in all three goals in their 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund this evening, scoring one and assisting two.
He's also made history by scoring against his 34th different Champions League team, the most by any player.
:star: A NEW RECORD for Leo #Messi :star:
:soccer: against :three::four: different teams!
:fire:The MOST EVER in the UEFA @ChampionsLeague!:fire: pic.twitter.com/PeC7oMV3bD
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 27, 2019
It's safe to say the 32-year-old ran the show at Signal Iduna Park this evening.
Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Ernesto Valverde's side but it was the Argentine who took all the plaudits.
Messi flicked the ball between four Dortmund players for Suarez to fire home.
Messi then doubled Barca's lead four minutes later when Suarez turned provider and the diminutive Argentine fired past Roman Burki.
:clap: 700 games- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 27, 2019
:flushed: 613 goals
Lionel Messi is a phenomenon.
He can't be of this earth?! pic.twitter.com/mKeD9Xsi60
Antoine Griezmann scored the La Liga outfit's third of the game and it was again Messi who turned provider.
Lionel Messi putting a goal on a plate for Griezmann...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 27, 2019
Through-ball perfection :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/PZNVxTOXPJ
Twitter reacted to a sublime performance on a milestone appearance.
Messi destroying Dortmund with a goal & assist within only 35 minutes I'm hearing?
I'm not surprised. :joy::clap:
- :gem: (@TheEuropeanLad) November 27, 2019
:soccer:Lionel Messi has now scored 45+ goals for club & country in all 10 years in this decade
His highest scoring calendar year was 2012, scoring 91 goals :clap: pic.twitter.com/sDi5Zyxfq7
- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 27, 2019
:runner: 700 games
:soccer: 613 goals
Strictly Leo Messi stuff pic.twitter.com/a95FZQ6sbe
- 433 (@official433) November 27, 2019
Most opponents scored against in Champions League history:
:flag_ar: Lionel Messi (34)
:flag_pt: Cristiano Ronaldo (33)
:flag_es: Raul (33)
Another record broken by Lionel Messi. pic.twitter.com/RsScOKUPME
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 27, 2019
In his 700th game for @FCBarcelona Messi has already scored his 613th goal and made his 236th assist. Ridiculous and incomparable numbers.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 27, 2019
Jadon Sancho scored a lovely consolation for Dortmund less than 15 minutes from time.
Victory for the Catalan giants sees them qualify for the next round of the Champions League as Group F winners.
With Lionel Messi spearheading the attack, winning any trophy is possible.
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