Defeating Chelsea in the Round of 16 qualifiers, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele took FC Barcelona home with a win scoring two goals and one goal respectively at Camp Nou in Spain yesterday.
FC Barcelona will next play against Athletic Bilbao.
Making it into the quarter finals, there’s no stopping to the Spanish team because their win over Chelsea was their 11th consecutive win. Fun fact, yesterday’s match was FC Barecelona’s first win over Chelsea since 2006. Their next match against Athletic Bilbao is on March 18.
Christiano Ronaldo held the record.
Taking 144 matches to achieve the record, Real Madrid star Christiano Ronaldo was the first player to reach 100 goals. He continues to lead the record with 117 goals. Whereas, Messi was comparitively faster to reach the record, in 123 games.
Leo Messi hinted he might retire from the national team after this World Cup.
In an interview with TyC Sports in December, Messi hinted that he may retire from the national team if the team ‘flops’. Two years ago, the football world was shocked by an immediate announcement by Messi announcing retirement. However, he reversed the decision, admitting he decided it in the heat of the moment during the Copa America Final against Chile.