Messi becomes all-time top scorer at home in Champions League

The Barcelona ace's hat trick against Manchester City took his tally in the competition on home soil to 50, beating Raul's previous record of 49.

Lionel Messi's hat trick in Barcelona's 4-0 demolition of Manchester City on Wednesday establishes him as the scorer of the most goals at home in the Champions League.

The Argentine's strikes either side of halftime took his tally at the Camp Nou to 50, yet another milestone in the forward's career as he surpassed Raul on 49.

Messi's tally of 16 goals in total against English teams establishes them as his favorite opponents, while only Real Madrid has scored more Champions League hat tricks (nine) than the seven under his belt.