Messi sets a new Champions league record

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Lionel Messi sets a new Champions League record last night, as he becomes the first player to score in 15 consecutive seasons in the competition.

Barcelona laboured to a fortunate 2-1 victory over Slavia Prague in Group F, and the win moves the Catalan side three points clear in the group standings.

Indeed, Barca relied on a huge slice of luck to retake the lead following Jan Boril’s equaliser, with Peter Olayinka deflecting in Luis Suarez’s effort from a Messi free-kick.

Though Suarez and Messi subsequently squandered gilt-edged chances to wrap up the points, Olayinka’s own goal proved enough to take the wind out of Slavia’s sails.

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