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PHOTO: John Arne Riise poses with record breaking Lionel Messi shirt given to Urko Pardo

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Lionel Messi gave the shirt to the APOEL goalkeeper, but John Arne Riise sneaked in a pose.

Last night saw Lionel Messi once again create history - becoming the top-scorer in the history of the Champions League against Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia last night.

He needed the one to break Raul's record, but he added another two for a hat-trick on the night as he continues to defy belief with his footballing greatness.

But while you may think his shirt is now set to go up in a frame for him to long cherish, that does not seem to be the case. It looks like a former Liverpool and Fulham favourite has instead nabbed it for himself.

Riise spent ten years in English football with Liverpool and Fulham, with a period at AS Roma in between the two stints.

Nowadays he plays for APOEL, although he did not feature in last night's game.

The former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise had this picture of him snapped yesterday after the game:

So it would seem this historic shirt belongs to Riise.

Although that is apparently not the case. Messi, who seemed content to just keep the match ball and give his shirt away, in fact gave his shirt to APOEL goalkeeper Urko Pardo - a former Barcelona B team-mate.

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