After a Tuesday in the Champions League that produced seven goals and numerous assists, Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez added to that tally a day later to wrap up a splendid week for Argentina in Europe’s premier tournament.
54 goals across 16 matches in the Champions League this week and nine came from Argentina – more than any other country.
Lionel Messi set yet another record with a goal in Barcelona’s win over Slavia Prague becoming the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League season.
Lionel Messi is the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons! 🤯
— Goal (@goal) October 24, 2019
The Argentina captain gave Barça an early lead with a smart finish in the penalty area but it wasn’t quite so easy for the Spanish giants.
Slavia Prague deservedly equalised and it wasn’t until a Messi free-kick was scrappily forced over the line by Luis Suarez and a deflection that Barcelona nicked the points.
Six straight wins in all competitions have Barcelona top of Group F, three points above Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.
That after the two sides met at the San Siro and Inter came away with a 2-0 win.
Lautaro Martínez scored his fifth goal in four games for Inter to break the deadlock in the 22nd meeting. A perfectly timed run with the control and finish to match put the home side in front as the 22-year-old continues to impress.
22y 62d – Lautaro Martínez (22 year, 62 days) is the youngest player to score in consecutive Champions League games for Inter since Obafemi Martins (20 years, 118 days) in February 2005, against Porto. Accomplishment.#InterBVB pic.twitter.com/PsOZolGN2C
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) October 23, 2019