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Lionel Messi named Champions League Player of the Week – Football

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named the winner of the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week for matchday five.

Messi was again at his best as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven. to guarantee that they finish top of their group after already sealing a spot in the round of 16.

The 31-year-old put Barcelona ahead in the encounter through an Ousmane Dembele assist and provided what turned out to be the winning goal for Gerrard Pique.


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Lionel Messi has won the player of the week for the third time this season (Champions League)

 

Messi beat Arjen Robben who scored two goals for Bayern Munich against Benfica, Dries Mertens also with two goals for Napoli as they beat Red Star Belgrade.

Last nominee is Maxwell Cornet who scored two goals as Olympique Lyon played out a 2-2 draw with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.


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Lionel Messi has six goals in this season’s Champions League (Champions League )

Messi’s goal meant he overtook Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo with the most strikes for a single club.

Henow has 106 in the competition for Barcelona and is the top scorer this season but is behind Ronaldo who has 121.


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Lionel Messi beat Robben, Mertens to the Player of the week (Champions League )

 

 

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