Although there are many facets to Lionel Messi’s game, his goalscoring frequency is up there with the very best in the history of the game. His record in the Champions League is typically staggering, and over the last decade the Argentine and his chief rival Cristiano Ronaldo have consistently raised the bar by which others are measured.
Lionel Messi reached 100 career Champions League goals with his brace in Barcelona’s Round of 16 second leg victory over Chelsea, and he reaced the mark at a quicker rate than his great rival Ronaldo. So, how has he gone about his business in Europe’s premier club competition? The team at The Stat Zone delve into the numbers behind his success:
Messi By Season
By Pitch Area
By Goal Type
Nations Scored Against
Teams Scored Against (minimum 5 times)
GK’s Scored Against (Minimum 5 times)