UCL: Messi Celebrates New 100 Goals Milestone
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is over the moon; having reached the 100-goal landmark in the Champions League in style on Wednesday night in the clash against Chelsea.
Messi netteed a brace and set up Ousmane Dembele as the LaLiga giants thrased Chelsea 3-0 in their last-16 second leg, completing a 4-1 aggregate win.
The Argentina star was thrilled to get to the milestone and was pleased his team managed to move into the last eight.
"I'm happy to have reached 100 goals in such a beautiful competition, but the important thing was to move forward in a difficult match against a team with lots of really good players," Messi told UEFA.
"We managed to score early and this was important. I'm happy with how it all happened.
"This was a tough match and we were strong as a team. When we scored the third then the tie was practically ours."
It took Messi 123 appearances in the Champions League to reach three figures in the competition - with 112 of those starts.
By contrast, Ronaldo took 14 more games to bring up the landmark, also playing 1,758 more minutes to do so.
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