FC Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has so far scored 12 times in this edition of the Champions League. The all-time record for Champions League goals in a single season is help by Brazilian player José Altafini who found the net 14 times during Milan’s European campaign of 1962-63. A mere hat-trick from Messi today will break this record which has so far stood for over 40 years. Absurd? Consider this: in his last 25 CL matches, Messi has scored 30 goals.
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