Lionel Messi showed why he is considered as the greatest player to have played the game with a near-perfect performance against Manchester United in the second leg of UEFA Champions League quarterfinal which Barca won 3-0.
Messi led the way for Barcelona with a brace which helped them register a massive 4-0 aggregate victory over the English Premier League club. And on his way to a 24th goal against an English club, he extended his own record.
Prior to the match, the Argentine had 22 goals against English clubs, the most by any player in the Champions League. And now, he has as many as 24 goals against the Premier League clubs in 32 matches. Astonishingly, the Barcelona man has more goals against the top six English sides than the likes of Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
9️⃣ against Arsenal.
6️⃣ against Man City.
4️⃣ against Man United.
3️⃣ against Chelsea.
2️⃣ against Tottenham.
24 goals in 32 games against English clubs.
‘LeO MeSsI CoUlDnT Do iT iN ThE PrEmiEr LeAgUe’ https://t.co/qI0zjX5cfv
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 16, 2019
Lionel Messi has now scored 24 Champions League goals against English clubs, more than any other player 🙌
Twenty four 😳 pic.twitter.com/zzyY08P7NM
— Goal Singapore (@Goal_SG) April 17, 2019
9 against Arsenal.
6 against Man City.
4 against Man Utd.
3 against Chelsea.
2 against Tottenham.
Messi has now scored 2⃣4⃣ goals against English clubs. 👽 pic.twitter.com/3VpxFsoFyN
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) April 16, 2019
Absolutely staggering that Lionel Messi has outscored Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie against the Top-6 English Premier League teams. Amazing! #Messi #BARMUN #BarcaMUFC #UCL #Barca pic.twitter.com/N896pDkbUR
— Stats Insider (@StatsInsider) April 17, 2019