Messi makes UCL history again

UEFA Champions League

Lionel Messi has once again written his name into the history books after scoring in his 16th consecutive UEFA Champions League campaign. 

Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot for FC Barcelona on Tuesday as the Catalan giants romped to a 5-1 win over Hungarian side Ferencvarosi at the Camp Nou.

In doing so, the 33-year-old became only the second player ever to score in 16 UCL campaigns after Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, and the first to have done so in 16 consecutive seasons. 

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The six-time Ballon d'Or winner surpassed Raul Gonzalez and Karim Benzema, who netted in 15 tournaments, while arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo's tally currently stands at 14.

Scroll through the gallery below to see where Messi now ranks among the competition's all-time leading goalscorers

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