Lionel Messi is closing in on the record for most goals scored for a single club in football history after scoring in Barcelona 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in their Group G Champions League encounter at Nou Camp.
The Superstar marked his 150th European appearance for the La Liga giants with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner won a penalty for his side in the first five minutes.
Messi stepped up to take the spot-kick himself and opened the scoring for the Catalans at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona should have scored two more goals in the next five minutes as Antoine Griezmann and Pedri inexplicably failed to find the back of the net from excellent positions.
Gerard Pique thought he had finally killed off Dynamo when guiding Ansu Fati’s cross into the back of the net.
Dynamo Kiev were tenacious and captain Viktor Tsygankov to tap in at the other end after Benjamin Verbic’s saved shot rolled into his path.
Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was involved more than expected between the Barcelona sticks as he made his first appearance since recovering from a knee injury.
Barcelona host Real Betis on Saturday in their final LaLiga outing before the international break, while Dynamo Kiev take on Shakhtar Donetsk in a top-of-the-table clash in the Ukrainian Premier League the following day.