Leo Messi is the top scorer in the Champions League this season, with 5 goals in 4 games.
Another match-ball to add to his collection. He now has 13, or 14 if you count the 4 goals he
scored against Arsenal. Messi is inexhaustible, always wants more, and destroys every record. In
Prague he reached 202 goals for Barça, and of these, he’s scored 160 with Guardiola as
manager. It’s a demonstration that the arrival of Guardiola changed the life of the best
player on the planet. The insatiable productivity of the Barça striker places him, once again, as
top scorer in the Champions League.
5 goals away from the Camp Nou
In the league he tends to score at home, but in Europe, in away matches.
That’s Messi, who has now scored 5 goals in 4 games in the Champions League. The first two he
scored in Minsk, to tie Kubala’s goal-scoring record, and the 3 against Viktoria bring him
increasingly closer to Cesar’s all-time record (235 goals). With his hat-trick against the
Czechs, Messi overtakes Seydou Doumbia, the CSKA Moscow player, who has 4 goals in the competition.
It’s worth remembering that Messi has been top scorer in the Champions League in the last
First hat-trick in Europe
6 goals in 4 days. It seems easy but it isn’t. To score two hat-tricks in a row is only
possible for the selected few, so much so that Messi has done it for the first time. In fact, if we
don’t take into account the 4 goals he scored against Arsenal in the 2009/10 Champions League
quarter final, this is Messi’s first hat-trick in European competition.