UCL: Messi Scores 100th Goal In Europe As Barca Beat Olympiacos
Lionel Messi has joined the exclusive league of players with 100 goals or more in European club competitions.
This was achieved after he scored one of the goals in Barcelona's 3-1 win over Olympiacos on Wednesday at Camp Nou in the Champions League.
The Argentina star went into the match having netted 96 in the Champions League and three in the UEFA Super Cup, and he brought up his continental century with a free-kick at Camp Nou.
Messi's journey to 100 goals began in November 2005 when he scored in a 5-0 hammering of another Greek side Panathinaikos, whom he has since gone on to score against 3 more times.
A breakdown of Messi's goals in Europe over the years shows that Arsenal have suffered the most; with Messi scoring nine times against Arsene Wenger's men, one more than both Celtic and AC Milan.
His tally against Arsenal is tied with Ronaldo's respective haul against Bayern Munich in Europe, making them joint record-holders for goals against a single team.
Messi has, of course, scored all 97 of his Champions League goals for Barcelona, taking him five clear of Ronaldo as the player with the most goals for the same club in the competition.
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