Messi now top international Barça scorer
Leo Messi has scored his 31st international goal for Barça, thus equalling the record set by Rivaldo. He also ties Alcántara as the fifth highest scorer in club history.
Leo Messi’s brace against Copenhagen has set two new milestones. He equals Brazilian Rivaldo
(1997-02) as the highest Barça goal-getter in international competitions. And he is also now the
joint fifth highest all-time scorer for the club, a position he shares with the great Paulino
Rivaldo and Messi are currently neck and neck for FCB in international competitions
with 31 goals. The Brazilian got 25 in the Champions League, 5 in the UEFA Cup and 1 in the
European Super Cup. Meanwhile, the Argentine has 29 in the Champions League and 2 in the Clubs
World Cup. Against Panathinaikos, earlier this season, Messi already became top FCB scorer in the
European Cup / Champions League.
Leo Messi set another milestone against Copenhagen by becoming the
fifth highest goalscorer in club history Barça. With 137, he joins the legendary Paulino Álcantara.
Ahead of him now are only Escolà (164), Samitier (178), Kubala (196) and César (235), and it has to
be remembered, he is still only 23 years old! Who knows what other records this player is capable
Centenary for Keita
When Seydou Keita came on in the 89th minute, he was making his one hundredth appearance for the
club. Since signing in the summer of 2008, the midfielder has played 65 games in La Liga, 23 in the
Champions League, 6 in the Copa del Rey, 4 in the Spanish Super Cup, 1 in the European Super Cup
and 1 in the Clubs World Cup.