BARCELONA - Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time La Liga goals tally. His partnership with Neymar is blossoming this season after a slow start and he set the Brazilian up for the first goal against Ajax before striking the other in the 3-1 win to give him 69 Champions League goals, two short of Raul's record. Both were taken off in the second half with Barca coach Luis Enrique looking to rest them ahead of the Real game and Barca's mood of relaxation against a clearly inferior Ajax almost came back to bite them. Anwar El Ghazi knocked home a loose ball inside the area to raise Dutch hopes before Sandro Ramirez wrapped up the points for the Catalan side.–Reuters