In football, there are times when certain players appear to be unstoppable, as if everything they touch turns to gold, and you just know they're going to score.
This is typically the case with some of the biggest names in football, such as those who play for Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, but even they may go on hot streaks.
Here are six of football's greatest scoring streaks.
Liverpool is one of England's most distinguished football clubs, having produced players like Ian Rush, Luis Suarez, and Fernando Torres at the pinnacle of their careers - yet Salah has outscored them all in terms of a scoring run.
By scoring in nine consecutive games in all competitions, the Egyptian King has now surpassed Sam Raybould (1902-03), John Aldridge (1987-88), and Daniel Sturridge for the club's longest streak (2013-14).
There was considerable debate about whether his first goal against Atletico Madrid was due to a nick from teammate James Milner or an opponent's body, but there was no uncertainty about his game-winning penalty to make it 3-2.
Not only has he scored two goal-of-the-month contenders against Manchester City and Watford, but he has also given two outstanding assists for Sadio Mane in those games. Right now, he's on top of the world.
Van Nistelrooy Ruud
Van Nistelrooy maintains the Manchester United record for most consecutive league goals scored.
The master goal-scorer scored in each of United's final seven Premier League games in 2002-03, and he started the championship defense in good form, extending his goal-scoring streak to ten games. It remained the competition's all-time high until...
Vardy, who was clearly having a good time during Leicester City's incredible 2015-16 title success, broke Van Nistelrooy's record by scoring against United.
"We were in our hotel room the night before the 11th game." Richie De Laet, a Foxes teammate, later recalled, "We had our own routine."
"We'd have the team bus driver buy a bottle of port for us and stash it in our room."
"I sipped a small glass of it, and he finished the whole bottle." He broke the record the next day. What a guy – he’s truly a top bloke.”
Although Blackpool's Stan Mortensen owns the all-time English top-flight record with 15 games in 1950-51, the 11-game streak is still a Premier League record.
Not content with breaking Gerd Muller's nearly 50-year-old record of 40 Bundesliga goals in a single season, Lewandowski also set a new record for the longest scoring run in Bayern history in 2021.
From February to September, the Poland international scored in 19 consecutive appearances for the Bavarian giants in all competitions, which ended with a 3-1 victory over Greuther Furth.
Muller, on the other hand, still retains the Bundesliga record for scoring in 16 straight league games for Bayern Munich.
Messi scored 46 goals in all competitions during the 2012-13 season. Surprisingly, he'd scored more the year before (50 in La Liga, 73 in all competitions), totaling a mind-boggling 93 goals in the calendar year of 2012.
Messi, on the other hand, scored in 21 consecutive La Liga games for Barcelona in 2012-13, a streak that included goals against every other side in the competition.
It's a tribute to just how crazy this is that it's undoubtedly Lionel Messi's most amazing and mind-blowing record.
The all-time leading scorer in the Champions League, not only holds the record for scoring in the most consecutive games in the competition But he's done it twice, scoring in 11 straight games in 2016-17 and again in 2017-18.
In addition, he shares the Serie A record with Gabriel Batistuta (1994-95), having scored in 11 consecutive games in the Italian top flight during the 2019-20 season.
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