Lionel Messi equalled a record set by Real Madrid great Raul as his penalty against Paris Saint-Germain saw him net in the Champions League for a 17th successive year.
All eyes were understandably on Messi for visit of PSG, given the speculation linking him with a future move to the Parisians, and he took a back seat for a while on Tuesday.
But after Frenkie de Jong was accidentally tripped by Layvin Kurzawa when trying to latch on to a pass from Barca’s captain, referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot – Messi did the rest.
He casually picked out the top-right corner of the net, giving Keylor Navas no hope, bringing himself level with Raul for the consecutive goal-scoring years in Europe’s elite competition.
17 – Lionel Messi has scored in the @ChampionsLeague for the 17th consecutive year (2005-2021), equaling Raúl González’s