Tuesday 20 March 2018

Messi reaches new heights

LIONEL MESSI became Barcelona's joint-second record goalscorer last night as he found the net twice in the Catalans' comfortable 5-0 away win at Bate Borisov.

The European champions went ahead early on in Belarus, when Aleksandr Volodko turned Dani Alves' cross into his own net after 19 minutes.

Spanish international Pedro added a second three minutes later before BATE goalkeeper Alyaksandr Gutor spilled a cross to Messi, who headed home.

Messi took his new place in the record books with a strike from the edge of the area on 56 minutes before David Villa added the fifth in injury time.

Irish Independent

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