Messi Surpasses Ronaldo For Champions League Scoring Record

Messi Surpasses Ronaldo For Champions League Scoring Record

Star man Messi became the most prolific goalscorer for a single club in the competition as he scored one and assisted the other in a 2-1 victory that confirmed Barca as Group B winners.

He said: 'You do not always get what you deserve.

The home side's nimble first half finishing saw them home with goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar, while James Milner's 45th-minute effort could not disguise another poor away performance by Jurgen Klopp's side.

But Barcelona will have to raise its game if it is to win back the Champions League trophy that was won by archrival Real Madrid for the last three seasons.

The Barca head coach said: 'We're so happy to have mathematically topped the group.

This week Robert Lewandowski became only the seventh player in history to score 50 goals in the Champions League/European Cup. Even though the Catalans had begun to create openings of their own, they were lucky to go in level at the break.

Captain Luuk de Jong netted for the Mark van Bommel´s team who are top and unbeaten of the Dutch league. We gifted them too many counter-attacks and free kicks and they had a lot of chances. PSV is 0-1-3, and while it would have liked to make the round of 16, the goal probably has shifted to trying to finish in third and enter the Europa League.

PSV coach Mark van Bommel - himself a Champions League victor with Barcelona in his playing days - started with his regular lineup that has won all 13 of its Dutch Eredivisie matches this season but failed to register a victory in the Champions League.

Barcelona was without the injured Luis Suarez, with Ousmane Dembele taking his place.

Their final match of the group stage is at home to Mauricio Pochettino's side on Tuesday, 11 December, when Inter host bottom side PSV.

Zoet had to keep out a powerful Messi strike early in the second period as Barcelona started on the front foot.

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