Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores 100th goal in European competition

Ernesto Valverde

The Portuguese netted his side's equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night, and the goal, which came from the penalty spot, was Ronaldo's fifth in just three UEFA Champions League games this season.

Ernesto Valverde saw his team hit the front after 18 minutes against his former employers when Dimitris Nikolaou put through his own net and a straightforward outing in teeming rain at Camp Nou seemed on the cards.

But Barca looked like they had the extra man after the break and wrapped up the three points courtesy of goals from Lionel Messi and Lucas Digne to maintain their 100% record in the group.

Messi struck his landmark goal in Europe from a free kick in the 61st minute to double Barca's lead.

In fact, he has three more Champions League games, and, likely, another two at the FIFA Club World Cup in December, to add to his tally.

Lionel Messi reached another milestone in his storied career with his 100th goal in European competition.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu also paid tribute to Messi.

Messi has, of course, scored all 97 of his Champions League goals for Barcelona, taking him five clear of Ronaldo as the player with the most goals for the same club in the competition.

Messi nearly grabbed his second of the night on 84 minutes, but Suarez's return pass to him in the area sent him wide of the goal and he fired over the crossbar.

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