Date: 6th October 2015 at 1:51pm
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Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen)

6 May 2015 - Champions League - Barcelona v Bayern Munich Lionel Messi celebrates his goal for BarcelonPhoto: Offside / Marca

Lionel Messi became the first ever player to achieve a five-goal haul in the new structure of the Champions League. He set this record as Barcelona brushed Bayer Leverkusen aside 7-1 to ease through to the quarter-finals in 2012.

The Argentine superstar, with four Ballon d’Or awards already to his name, is the Spanish side’s all-time top scorer and has been with the club since 2001.

Only one other player, Luiz Adriano, has managed five goals in a Champions League fixture since 1992, when Shaktar Donetsk beat BATE Borisov 7-0.

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