Leo Messi already held the record for scoring against the most different teams in the Champions League, but tonight’s goal against Ferencváros at the Camp Nou has extended that record to 36.
Incredibly, of the 41 teams the Argentinian has faced in the competition, only Rubin Kazan, Atlético Madrid, Benfica, Udinese and Inter Milan have managed to survive unscathed.
36 teams and 16 countries
The goal moves him three ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul González with 33 goals each, and Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 29.
Scoring against a Hungarian side also means Messi has now netted against teams from 16 different countries, England being his greatest victim, having being on the end of 26 of his goals, while the team he has scored against most has been Arsenal, nine times, followed by AC Milan and Celtic with 8 each.
His other goals have been scored against: APOEL, Ajax, Basel, BATE Borisov, Bayern, Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Dinamo Kyiv, Juventus, Copenhagen, Leverkusen, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester City, Manchester United, Mönchengladbach, Olympiacos, Napoli, Panathinaikos, PSG, Viktoria Plzen, PSV Eindhoven, Glasgow Rangers, Real Madrid, Roma, Shakhtar, Spartak Moscow, Slavia Prague, Sporting Lisbon, Stuttgart, Tottenham and now Ferencváros.