Soccer Star Lionel Messi Rips Through Record Books
Only days after breaking the La Liga record, Messi broke the Champions League scoring record and continued to boost his stock as one of the greats.By Christian Bryant, Jay Strubberg | November 25, 2014
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi has been plowing through the record books lately. And the dominos continue to fall.
In a 4-0 shut out of APOEL Nicosia Tuesday, the Barcelona forward blazed past Raul Gonzalez — better known as simply Raul — to become the all-time leading scorer in Champions League history with 74 goals.
The feat comes just days after Messi broke the La Liga record — or Spanish league record — netting his 253rd career goal.