Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde joked that he hopes Lionel Messi will reach 200 European goals this season.
Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday, netting in Barca’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Olympiacos.
“I hope he reaches 200 goals this season,” he joked. “These numbers endorse what we see every day in training.”
A Dimitris Nikolaou own goal gave Barca the lead, but they played the second half with 10 men after Gerard Pique’s red card.
However, Messi and Lucas Digne struck to put Valverde’s men in control before Nikolaou’s consolation goal.