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100 goals in 118 games

Leo Messi reached yet another landmark, after scoring his 100th goal in international competition: 92 have come in 110 Champions League games, three in four European Super Cup matches and five in five in the Club World Cup.

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First goal

Messi’s first goal in the Champions League was against Panathinaikos in a 5-0 win back in 2005 which saw Eto’o score a hat-trick and Van Bommel net the other

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First brace

Messi announced himself on the continent with two goals, incidentally, at Celtic Park. It was a topsy-turvy game which the Catalans finally won 3-2 with Messi being the star of the night.

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King of Rome

By the end of the 2008-09 season, Messi was the best around and he capped off a sensation season by scoring the goal that wrapped up the Champions League trophy for Barça, in a 2-0 win over Manchester United in Rome.

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A goal from the heart

With Barça looking to win their sixth title of the year, Messi stepped up in extra time of the Club World Cup final against Estudiantes, scoring a goal from the heart, quite literally, with the ball being guided in by his chest.

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Four goal haul

One of Messi’s most famous European nights was when he single-handedly put Arsenal to the sword with four fine goals. After a 2-2 draw in London, and going a goal down at the Camp Nou, Messi took matters into his own hands with a spectacular display.

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Bernabéu brace

In the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against rivals Real Madrid, Leo Messi rose to the big occasion at the Santiago Bernabeu by scoring two second half goals to leave Barça with one foot in the Wembley door.

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Another final goal

Goals from Pedro, Messi and David Villa handed Barça its fourth ever European Cup win. With the score at 1-1, Messi picked the ball up from deep, took on his marker before unleashing a powerful low drive beyond the helpless Manchester United keeper.

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High five

Just when it seemed we had seen it all from Messi, his display against Bayer Leverkusen rewrote the history books as he scored five times against the German club in a 7-1 win, becoming the first player to do so in the new Champions League format.

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Decisive contribution to get to Berlin

Leo Messi scored two brilliant goals in the first leg of the semi-final against Bayern Munich to help Barça to the final in Berlin, which they would eventually win. His twist and turn to outdo Jerome Boateng before dinking the ball over Manuel Neuer will remain long in the memory of the Barça faithful.

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Goal 100

Leo Messi has reached 100 goals in international competition in a Barça shirt. The Argentine scored twice at Celtic Park, a venue worthy of witnessing such an achievement, to continue to add records to his incomparable footballing career. 

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