Messi breaks another record as Barcelona win in Prague

Messi breaks another record as Barcelona win in Prague

Barcelona's winning goal

Luis Suarez’s effort from a tight angle was developed into his own net by Peter Olayinka (number nine)

Lionel Messi ended up being the first player to score in 15 successive Champions League seasons as Barcelona declared a narrow win at Slavia Prague.

Captain Messi provided Barca an early lead with a newbie surface after an exchange of passes with Arthur.

The Czech champs were deservedly level when Jan Boril poked home Lukas Masopust’s pass from 16 lawns.

But Messi’s free-kick found Luis Suarez at the back post – and his cross-shot struck entered off Peter Olayinka.

Barcelona, who are leading of La Liga, have now won 6 successive video games in all competitors.

The outcome keeps Ernesto Valverde’s side top of Group F on 7 points from three games, three points above Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

Those 2 sides met at the San Siro in the group’s other game, with Inter winning 2-0. Lautaro Martinez scored and had a charge conserved prior to Antonio Candreva’s late clinching goal.

Barca were fortunate to go three points clear at the top – with Slavia deserving more from the video game.

The Prague side had more shots – and efforts on target – than Barcelona, most notably a 60- second spell when Marc-Andre ter Stegen came down low to reject Lukas Masopust and after that tipped Olayinka’s curling effort over the bar.

Barca were holding on at the end, with Tomas Soucek and Olayinka having actually headers saved in injury time.

Slavia were the 33 rd side Messi has actually scored against in the Champions League – a joint record with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul.

While he has actually scored in 15 seasons in a row, the Argentine is still one except Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs’ record of scoring in 16 various Champions League seasons.

The captain might have scored more but was denied by keeper Ondrej Kolar before shooting large from close range.

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