CL: We fulfilled our goal, says Lionel Messi after Barcelona seal top spot


first_img Messi, as he has been for much of the last decade, was the architect of Barca’s latest success, opening the scoring with his 106th Champions League goal — the most by any player at one club in the competition. “We have fulfilled the goal of being the first in a complicated group with great teams. We are content,” the Barcelona captain said. On his latest record, he added: “I’m very happy, I just found out now. I’m very happy about this new statistic.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Lionel Messi scores on Argentina return Ernesto Valverde is soothed by Barcelona’s record on the road in the Champions League this season after they guaranteed top spot in Group B with a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven. Barca struggled away from the Nou Camp in Europe last term, scoring just once in three group stage matches and surrendering a 4-1 lead against Roma on a dreadful night at the Stadio Olimpico to exit at the quarter-final stage. But they put four goals past Tottenham at Wembley last month and second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique proved enough for all three points at the Philips Stadion, despite Luuk De Jong setting up a tense finale.Related News La Liga weekly round-up: 16 years for Lionel Messi; David Villa to retire Lionel Messi’s late penalty helps Argentina hold Uruguay 2-2last_img

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