The Barcelona captain netted the opener from an Arthur pass inside three minutes to break the deadlock and become the first player to score in 15 consecutive seasons in the Champions League.
15 - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has become the first player in Champions League history to score at least once in 15 consecutive seasons in the competition. Longevity. pic.twitter.com/mWxv6tLnJZ— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 23, 2019
His goal also saw him equal a record held by Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo:
And Messi is still out on his own when it comes to group stage goals:
Messi’s goal against Slavia was his first away from home in Europe since Barcelona’s win over PSV Eindhoven in the group stages last November. The win sees Barca move three points clear at the top of Group F at the half-way mark of the group stage.