5 records set by Lionel Messi in 2019
- Messi continues to excel and set new records this season
#2: Scores in 16 consecutive La Liga seasons
After goals from Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, and Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a comfortable 3 goal cushion in their league game against Sevilla at home, club captain Lionel Messi brought the coup de grace on a fine performance from the Blaugrana. In the process, Messi broke a record he shared with Artiz Aduritz of Athletic Bilbao, by scoring in a record 16th consecutive Liga season.
#3: Scoring in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons
Following a quiet outing in his first European game of the season at Borussia Dortmund which ended in a goalless draw, Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona in his team's 2-1 win at Czech side Slavia Praha. In the process, Messi became the first player in the competition to score in 15 consecutive seasons, breaking a tie he shared previously with Real Madrid's Raul and Karim Benzema. In the process, Messi tied Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo's records of scoring against 33 different opponent teams in the competition.
Published 23 Dec 2019, 08:57 IST