Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi continued his keen run of potent performances in UEFA Champions League group stage play this season with the home double against Club Brugge.
Messi scored one impressive outside-the-box goal and later followed it up with a penalty goal that sealed the 4-1 win over the Belgian side.
Overall, Messi has scored a goal against 38 different clubs in Champions League play, which is the most by any player in the competition’s history, as noted by UEFA’s official Twitter account.
This is quite a historic feat for the Argentine forward, especially as the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo have made much history in this competition over the past couple of seasons.
Now, Messi and PSG will look ahead to next week’s Champions League round of 16 draw. Since PSG finished in second place in Group A, it could be drawn with a round of 16 showdown against possibly Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or another powerhouse club.