Messi scores 100th Champions League goal for Barcelona

The Argentine star hit the milestone with a brace in Barca’s last-16 second leg against Chelsea, joining Cristiano Ronaldo in the exclusive club

Lionel Messi scored his 100th Champions League goal in Barcelona’s last-16 second leg against Chelsea, joining Cristiano Ronaldo as the only players to hit that illustrious milestone.

The Argentine star scored his 99th goal in Europe’s top club competition in the third minute at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, marking the fastest goal of his career for club and country.

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And Messi hit the century mark by completing his brace in the 63rd minute, giving Barca a 3-0 lead on the night and 4-1 aggregate advantage.

Messi and Ronaldo are now the only players with 100 Champions League goals, though the Barca star managed the feat in 123 matches — 14 fewer than the 137 games his Real Madrid counterpart needed to reach the threshold.

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