Lionel Messi recently become the first player to score at least once during 15 consecutive UEFA Champions League editions after he managed to find the back of the net during the third minute of Barcelona’s victory over Slavia Prague on Wednesday, as reported by Sky Sports.
The veteran managed to take advantage of some sloppy passing from Peter Sevcik and notched his 113rd goal in Europe’s premier club competition.
Barcelona were not their usual selves throughout the game however. They were given a competitive match by their underdog opponents.
Jan Boril managed to equalise for Slavia during the 50th minute of the game and created a moment of suspense for Barcelona players and supporters.
During the 57th minute, Messi helped to set up the winner for his club after he sent the ball to Luis Suarez who got the ball into the net after it took a deflection of opposition forward Peter Olayinka and was subsequently deemed an own goal.
The result keeps the Blaugrana on the top of Group F of the current Champions League edition.
They have claimed seven points and won two out of their three games to date.
There is no doubt that the 32-year-old Messi is one of the greatest of all-time. The comparisons between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo is something which will never end.
To each their own on the matter. Some will feel that Ronaldo is better while others will feel that the title of the greatest of all time belongs to Messi.
Both are brilliant talents and it is sad that they are approaching the end of their careers.