Watch Lionel Messi score his 1st Champions League goal for Barcelona OTD in 2005 (video)
On November 2nd 2005, Lonel Messi scored his first Champions League goal.
Messi now has 117 goals in the Champions League which makes him second behind Cristiano Ronaldo as the top scorer in the competition but it started on the 2nd of November 2005.
It was a group stage encounter between Barcelona and the Greek side Panathinaikos.
Mark Van Bommel and Samuel Eto’o gave Barcelona a two-goal lead.
Messi then intercepted a back pass and scored the third for Barcelona before Eto’o added the fourth at the halftime break.
Eto’o would then complete his hattrick with his second goal of the game as Barcelona beat the Panathinaikos 5-0 at the Camp Nou in front of 75,000 fans in Attendance.
Watch Messi’s first Champions League goal for Barcelona below
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 2, 2020