In his first Champions League game since the Bayern tragedy, Leo Messi smashed two more records in the most prestigious competition in Europe.
With his penalty against Ferencvaros, Leo Messi now scored against 36 different teams in the Champions League. As this is the first time he’s faced the Hungarian team, Culés was eager to see if he could score.
In addition to this milestone, Messi has scored in 16 separate UCL campaigns, a crazy milestone that demonstrates Argentinian durability in Barça and Europe.
This is Messi’s first goal in the Champions League since his marvelous strike against Napoli in August, in the 16th round of the competition. He also opens his championship in the Champions League, a competition in which Ronald Koeman, the new Barça coach, has acknowledged that his side is not the favorite to win this year’s edition.
Messi scored his second goal of the term, but he was poised for a strong season under new management and teammates. Let’s hope that Barcelona will put their ghosts behind them this year.