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Messi sets new records

2012-04-03 21:24

Barcelona - Barcelona's three-time Ballon d'Or-winner Lionel Messi scored the 50th Champions League goal of his career here on Tuesday in his side's quarter-final second-leg clash with AC Milan.

The Argentinian became, at the age of 24, the youngest player to reach the landmark when he converted a penalty in the 11th minute of the game to put Barcelona 1-0 ahead on aggregate.

Messi also broke the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single Champions League campaign, as the goal took his tally for this season to 13.

He had previously shared the record with Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored 12 for Manchester United in the 2002-03 season.

Messi has finished as top scorer in the Champions League for the past three seasons and also hit 12 goals in last season's competition.

AFP

Comments
  • elijahhidix.kafita1 - 2012-04-03 21:51

    He is just the best.

      Sean - 2012-04-04 01:11

      I agree 200% !!! Better than Ronaldo !!

      Sean - 2012-04-04 01:13

      Messi is also a great ambassdor for the game , good manners and no arrogance , unlike many other footballers !

      Dhirshan - 2012-04-04 08:20

      looking forward to seeing grandpa terry, uncle drogba and pie boy lampard against messi, fabregas, iniesta and co. - thats if they make it to the semis . . . go benfica!

      Bob - 2012-04-04 14:45

      I think he needs to prove himself in the EPL, as a LFC supporter I am prepared to contact King Kenny and ask him if he won't give this guy Messi an opportunity to prove himself at the greatest club in the world, Kenny being a very nice guy, will, I'm sure, listen to me and give the lad a chance.

  • elijahhidix.kafita1 - 2012-04-03 21:51

    He is just the best.

  • elijahhidix.kafita1 - 2012-04-03 21:52

    He is just the best.

      philani.ngcongo2 - 2012-04-03 23:20

      He's the greatest.

  • Mahomed Ismail - 2012-04-03 21:56

    Just Brilliant!!!

  • Tshepo - 2012-04-03 22:03

    Messi is the greatest

  • thabane.dladla - 2012-04-03 22:49

    The God in the field

  • Simon - 2012-04-03 22:49

    On the cool. That's how it should be done :)

  • Mamosa - 2012-04-03 23:03

    Messi is a really star

  • Suzan - 2012-04-03 23:06

    some proffesionals take thier careers serious!

  • Mario Haddon - 2012-04-03 23:16

    just watched the match against AC Milan. he is another class of footballer! wow

  • Jill - 2012-04-04 08:09

    Undoubtedly the BEST in the world!! Now if only Man Utd can continue at a cracker pace and win the League I will be a proud supporter of the 2 best soccer teams in the World (unfortunately, though, my SA rugby team is another story... Blue Bulls are letting me down :(

      Jill - 2012-04-04 08:28

      I hope you are not giving me a thumbs down because I support the Bulls? : [No wait, you gave me a thumbs down because you don't support Man or Messi (lol)]

      Jill - 2012-04-04 08:38

      On second thoughts... ... I am not getting thumbs down because of my comments, its because I see I am the only female taking you guys on today so far...... I'm a very nice person so I will still wish all you guys a wonderful day :)

      thabane.dladla - 2012-04-04 12:38

      Lol jill I like u lady hahaha just made my day!

      Jill - 2012-04-04 13:10

      Glad I made your day Thabane but WOW.... 12 thumbs down - I have really pissed some men off with my comments [obviously not Man Utd, Messi or Blue Bulls fans. ]

      Bob - 2012-04-04 14:40

      Sorry Jill, I have to give you thumbs down for supporting Manure Utd, LFC YNWA

      Jill - 2012-04-04 14:46

      Hey Bob, enlighten me please what the hell is LFC YNWA ??

      Bob - 2012-04-05 09:39

      Jill, please show some respect, LFC is LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB, and YNWA is YOU NEVER WALK ALONE, listen to me and I will educate with my vast knowledge of football, don't listen to these other clowns on this site.

  • mrlife.ngobeni - 2012-04-04 08:52

    The best of messi

  • Nirosha - 2012-04-04 12:40

    Legend at 24. I know Chelsea will make it to the semi's. Barcelona vs Chelsea will be the greatest match of all time. Beware Chelsea, dark horse. Go Chelsea go..

  • kg.sebothoma - 2012-04-04 16:10

    Truely gifted with own style of football.He's already a legend and no doubt C.Ronaldo is under Messi and his arogancy makes him look stupid comparing him self to Messi,he should learn one or two things from Messi #done

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