Lionel MESSI breaks Champions League record in FC Barcelona win

Barcelona celebrate

Messi, despite being two years younger than Ronaldo, was actually the first man to overtake Raul's previous record of 71 goals, when he scored a hat-trick against APOEL back in November 2014.

He said: 'You do not always get what you deserve. "You have to do everything you can - and we did that today - to block his shots".

"I think it [the award] loses all value if he is not leading the best players in the world". It has conceded six goals combined in those matches, which were a draw to Inter Milan in the Champions League, a loss against Real Betis in La Liga and a draw at Ateltico Madrid on Saturday.

The Spanish champions did double their lead in the 70th minute, however, when Pique steered a clever Messi free kick into the bottom corner of the net.

There will also be plenty on the line for the club's final game of the group play in the league, though it will be for opponents Tottenham rather than for the Blaugrana. While PSV cannot advance in the Champions League, Mark van Bommel's team can qualify for the Europa League if they finish third in the group.

But Barcelona will have to raise its game if it is to win back the Champions League trophy that was won by archrival Real Madrid for the last three seasons.

The Barca head coach said: 'We're so happy to have mathematically topped the group. They will undoubtedly field a very good team and want to win this game as well. "If we make mistakes in our midfield it is tough, but it is part of our risky style".

Luuk de Jong's 83rd-minute header came too late. De Jong is hard to defend against and we suffered.

'PSV played well. They were very lively on the counter-attack and the balls we lost meant they were able to get into risky positions and even hit the woodwork a few times.

PSV coach Mark van Bommel - himself a Champions League victor with Barcelona in his playing days - started with his regular lineup that has won all 13 of its Dutch Eredivisie matches this season but failed to register a victory in the Champions League.

Ronaldo collected his fifth award previous year, but appears unlikely to retain his crown and move ahead of bitter rival Messi.

Missing the injured Luis Suarez, Messi was operating in the number nine role for Barcelona, and the Argentine started to see more of the ball as the first half developed.

Here's a detailed look at every player's performance on the night.

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