Lionel Messi Marks 700th Barcelona Appearance With A Goal And Two Assists

Lionel Messi marked his 700th appearance for Barcelona in stunning fashion as he bagged a goal and two assists for his side against Dortmund in their UEFA Champions League group F clash.

The Barcelona talisman was as influential as ever, helping his side to a 3-1 win over their German counterparts.

The duo of Luis Suarez and Messi who have long enjoyed a strike partnership Chemistry score just within seven minutes of each other to put Barcelona 2-0 up before the interval. Antoinne Griezmann then made it three midway through the second forty-five minutes.

Attempting to save Dortmund from their embarrassing defeat, substitute Jadon Sancho pulled one back in style, reducing the deficit to two goals.

With both Inter Milan and Dortmund levelled on seven points, the German giants will now hope that Barcelona take points from Inter Milan while they face Slavia Prague.

Messi has now become the first footballer to score against 34 different teams in the Champions League even as he breaks more and more records at the Nou Camp.

Dortmund gaffer, Lucien Favre was full of praise for Messi who he claimed was a wonder to watch with the ball.

One of the highlights of the game was a freekick he took from a tight angle at the right hand of the post. The Argentine who has a knack for scoring from freekick positions aimed for the top left corner only for the ball to kiss lightly the crossbar.

Blaugrana fans were also delighted to see Messi assist Griezmann with the former Atletico Madrid forward slotting the ball home from a difficult angle.

There have been rumours since the French man arrived at the Camp Nou that the duo of Griezmann and Messi do not enjoy a good relationship.

Although Griezmann dismissed this speculation, he admitted that he and the Argentina International do not speak very much as they are both naturally reserved persons.


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