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Messi now top international Barça scorer

Leo Messi has scored his 31st international goal for Barça, thus equalling the record set by Rivaldo. He also ties Alcántara as the fifth highest scorer in club history.


21 October 2010 10:54 PM


Jordi Clos

Barcelona (FCB).- Leo Messi\u2019s brace against Copenhagen has set two new milestones. He equals Brazilian Rivaldo (1997-02) as the highest Barça goal-getter in international competitions. And he is also now the joint fifth highest all-time scorer for the club, a position he shares with the great Paulino Alcántara.

Rivaldo equalled

Rivaldo and Messi are currently neck and neck for FCB in international competitions with 31 goals. The Brazilian got 25 in the Champions League, 5 in the UEFA Cup and 1 in the European Super Cup. Meanwhile, the Argentine has 29 in the Champions League and 2 in the Clubs World Cup. Against Panathinaikos, earlier this season, Messi already became top FCB scorer in the European Cup / Champions League.

Among legends

Leo Messi set another milestone against Copenhagen by becoming the fifth highest goalscorer in club history Barça. With 137, he joins the legendary Paulino Álcantara. Ahead of him now are only Escolà (164), Samitier (178), Kubala (196) and César (235), and it has to be remembered, he is still only 23 years old! Who knows what other records this player is capable of\u2026 BARÇA BITE

Centenary for Keita

When Seydou Keita came on in the 89th minute, he was making his one hundredth appearance for the club. Since signing in the summer of 2008, the midfielder has played 65 games in La Liga, 23 in the Champions League, 6 in the Copa del Rey, 4 in the Spanish Super Cup, 1 in the European Super Cup and 1 in the Clubs World Cup.


  • Leo Messi during Wednesday's match against Copenhagen (by FC Barcelona)

  • Leo Messi during Wednesday's match against Copenhagen (by FC Barcelona)