Lionel Messi continues to break goal-scoring records.
Three days after reaching a record 253 goals in La Liga, courtesy of a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 5-1 home win over Sevilla – the Argentine international broke the record in the Champions League.
The four-time world player of the year hit another hat-trick on Tuesday (November 26) night in his club’s 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia, which took his career tally in the competition to 74.
He surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real Madrid and Schalke striker Raul.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is on 70 Champions League goals ahead of tonight’s game with Basel.
Messi’s goals came in 91 appearances while Raul needed 142 for his 71.
At 27-years-old Messi is now the highest-ever scorer in the history of Barcelona, the European Cup and La Liga.