Messi celebrates his goal against Milan / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

- His penalty took Leo Messi to 25 goals in 20 games so far this season – an average of 1.25 a game.

- Messi has bagged 15 goals in La Liga, 6 in the Champions League, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup and one more in the European Super Cup.

- Messi leads both domestic and international top scorers tables: 15 goals in 12 games in La Liga, and with 6 from 5 in Europe where he shares top spot with Mario Gómez.

- Messi has now scored 205 goals for Barça and is just 30 behind the Club's leading scorer Cesar.

- Messi's goal in the San Siro makes him the leading South American goal scorer in European competitions, passing Claudio Pizarro.

- His penalty on the half hour was Messi's first ever goal against an Italian team.

- Pep Guardiola's Barça have now passed the hundred goal mark in the Champions League, reaching 102 with the 3 against Milan. It was Van Bommel's own goal which marked the century of European goals for the team.

- Pep Guardiola has now overtaken Van Gaal as the Barça manager with most Champions League wins – having won 27 of the 45 games his team have played.

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