Messi go level with Kubala

Posted on September 30, 2011

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Lionel Messi scored twice in a 5-0 win as Barcelona kick-started the defence of their Champions League crown by roundly thumping BATE Borisov.

Messi scored either side of half-time on a rainy evening to take his overall tally for the club to 194 goals and move level with Hungary legend Ladislao Kubala in second place in Barca’s all-time list of leading scorers.

Only Cesar Rodriguez — who scored 235 goals in the post-Civil War era — is still ahead of Messi, but the little Argentine seems certain to eclipse even him in the not-too-distant future.

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