LIONEL MESSI created history in the Champions League on Tuesday after scoring in the 5-1 win against Ferencvaros at the Nou Camp.
The 33-year-old became the first player to score in the competition for 16 consecutive campaigns after he broke the deadlock against the Hungarian outfit.
Lionel Messi scored from the spot in the 27th minute to put Barcelona 1-0 up
Ansu Fati doubled Barca’s lead in the 42nd minute with a volley into the corner
Messi has now equalled Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs’ feat of finding the back of the net in 16 different Champions League seasons.
It took 27 minutes for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to open the scoring after he fired home his spot-kick into the bottom right corner.
Barca starlet Ansu Fati then doubled the home side’s lead with a clinical volley just before the break after being expertly found by Frenkie de Jong.
And the Spanish winger turned provider for the third goal as his flicked pass found Philippe Coutinho, who rifled in his attempt low into the bottom left corner.
The visitors then pulled one back through Ihor Kharatin’s penalty after Gerard Pique was sent off for a foul on Tokmac Nguen.
It’s a huge blow for Ronald Koeman who will now be without the experienced centre-back for the trip to Juventus next week.
Despite going down to ten men, the Blaugrana controlled the game, and they got their fourth after 17-year-old Pedri tucked home from inside the box.
And Ousmane Dembele capped off a fine Barcelona performance by scoring in the 89th minute in what was his first goal in over a year.
Philippe Coutinho tucked home his effort to put Barcelona 3-0 up against Ferencvaros
Messi and Fati stole the show during the 5-1 win against the Hungarian outfit
Commenting on the victory after the match, Koeman said: “Overall I’m happy.
“At times we played very good football, but sometimes we also slowed down too much.
“If there were any doubts about Barca’s goalscorers, we have shown tonight that we have good people, with the great Leo who has given two assists.
“We’re going home happy.”
By: Jake Lambourne
Title: Barcelona 5 Ferencvaros 1: Messi breaks new Champions League scoring record as Fati nets stunner in opening win
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12982429/barcelona-5-ferencvaros-1-messi-fati/
Published Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:05:13 +0000