Champions League: Teenager makes Champions League history; Liverpool romps to win

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6:07 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Until next time

It has been another thrilling night of Champions League action with plenty of history made by a number of players

Lionel Messi was unsurprisingly one of those, becoming the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.

Erling Braut Håland, at just 19 years of age, became the first player to score SIX goals in his first three Champions League matches.

And Dries Mertens overtook Diego Maradona to move into second on Napoli's all-time goalscorer list.

The competition takes another brief break but we'll be back when the action returns in two weeks' time.

See you then!

6:00 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Scenes!

This is what it feels like to score the winner seconds after conceding an equalizer!

Napoli twice recovered from giving away the lead to secure all three points against Salzburg, with the whole squad piling onto coach Carlo Ancelotti to celebrate.

Napoli players celebrate the winning goal against Salzburg.
Napoli players celebrate the winning goal against Salzburg. Andreas Schaad/Bongarts/Getty Images

Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates with Napoli fans after the match.
Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates with Napoli fans after the match. Andreas Schaad/Bongarts/Getty Images

5:38 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Racist banner mars Liverpool win

Liverpool's comprehensive victory was marred by a racist banner which had been hung up in the club's away end.

The banner featured a picture of Origi's head on a naked body standing next to the Champions League trophy and was taken down before the game had kicked off after the club was made aware of its presence.

Liverpool insists it will take action against those responsible for the banner.

"To be clear, the image used perpetuated a racist stereotype," the club said in a statement sent to CNN. "This is completely unacceptable.

You can read more about the racist incident, which is one of a growing number this season, here.

5:31 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Jurgen Klopp is hard to please

Despite the victory, Jurgen Klopp didn't seem totally overjoyed with what he saw this evening.

Liverpool's German coach praised his side going forward but, ahead of a difficult English Premier League match at home to Spurs this weekend, knows his side have a lot to improve on.

Here he is speaking to BT Sport:

There were good moments, we stayed fluent and gave them a lot of questions with our flexible formation but then -- and I’m not sure why -- we lost patience and lost a lot of easy balls, all the counterattacks they had were when we lost an easy ball and it’s the most difficult thing to defend.

All four goals were brilliant and could have scored more. Job done, perhaps in years before we would have drawn the game or lost. It was intense but (we want) more concentration wise.

We were dominant, I didn’t enjoy the game too much but I enjoyed the result."
5:19 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Håland makes history

He may have ended up on the losing side this evening, with his Salzburg side losing 3-2 at home to Napoli, but Erling Braut Håland still made a piece of history.

The 19-year-old became the first player to score SIX goals in his first three Champions League matches.

Surely Europe's biggest clubs will be fighting among themselves to sign this teenage sensation come the end of the season.

Erling Braut Håland celebrates his second goal against Napoli.
Erling Braut Håland celebrates his second goal against Napoli. STRINGER/KRUGFOTO/AFP via Getty Images

5:05 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Full time: Slavia Prague 1-2 Barcelona

Lionel Messi and co. will return to Barcelona happy enough with the three points but they were made to work extremely hard for them.

Luis Suarez's scrappy winner was eventually given as a Peter Olayinka own goal, which means the Uruguayan striker has not registered an away goal in the Champions League for 20 matches -- a run stretching four years.

Lionel Messi scored as Barcelona edged past Slavia Prague.
Lionel Messi scored as Barcelona edged past Slavia Prague. Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images

4:58 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Full time: Genk 1-4 Liverpool

In the end, Liverpool just had too much quality for its Belgian opponent.

At 1-0, you wouldn't have ruled out a Genk equalizer but a stunning second goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put the game beyond reach. Sadio Mane scored the third, with Mo Salah adding the fourth.

Despite conceding a sloppy late goal, Jurgen Klopp will be very pleased with his side's performance as it picks up an away win in the Champions League group stages for the first time in two years.

Mo Salah celebrates scoring Liverpool's fourth goal.
Mo Salah celebrates scoring Liverpool's fourth goal. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

4:50 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

GOALS! Genk 1-4 Liverpool

This scoreline is perhaps a tad harsh on Genk which has acquitted itself well against the reining champion.

Mo Salah scores a brilliant individual goal for Liverpool's fourth, holding off his man and cutting through Genk's defense before rolling it into the far corner.

But just after the restart, a mistake from Dejan Lovren gifts the home side possession and Stephen Odey drills the ball home after good work from Dieumerci Ndongala.

It's a well-deserved consolation goal for the Belgian team.

4:39 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019

GOAL! Genk 0-3 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp's side put the game to bed with a trademark attacking move.

All of the front three are involved in a sumptuous goal; Roberto Firmino feeds to ball into Mo Salah, who in turn threads a ball into Sadio Mane's path.

It's a delightful finish from Mane to round off the move, as the forward dinks the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper.