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Messi's 13th goal sets Champions League scoring record

sports Updated: Apr 04, 2012 01:13 IST
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored his 13th Champions League goal of the campaign to set a competition season scoring record when he netted an 11th-minute penalty against AC Milan in their quarterfinal second leg on Tuesday.

The three-times World Player of the Year passed the previous best of 12 goals established by himself last season and Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy with Manchester United in 2003, to notch his 50th goal in the competition.

Messi reaches 50-goal landmark
Lionel Messi scored the 50th Champions League goal of his career on Tuesday in his side's quarterfinal second-leg clash with AC Milan.

The Argentinian became, at the age of 24, the youngest player to reach the landmark when he converted a penalty in the 11th minute of the game to put Barca 1-0 ahead on aggregate.

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