The Barcelona star’s fantastic first-half finish saw him reach yet another unprecedented goalscoring mark
Lionel Messi set yet another La Liga record on Monday as the Barcelona star continued his assault on Spanish football’s goalscoring record books.
Messi scored Barcelona’s first goal in Monday’s clash with Huesca, a match that also marked yet another record for the Argentine.
With his appearance, Messi made his 767th appearance for the Catalans, equalling his legendary team-mate Xavi for the most appearances in a Barcelona shirt.
Messi’s latest record
With his goal on Monday, Messi notched his 20th finish of the 2020-21 La Liga campaign.
And, in the process, he reached that 20-goal total for the 13th consecutive season, becoming the only player to do so in the competition’s history.
Messi has scored 659 total goals for Barcelona, putting him 427 clear of second-placed Cesar Rodriguez in the club’s goalscoring record book.
Additionally, Messi has a grand total of 34 trophies to his name during his time starring for the Catalan club.
Fighting atop La Liga
While Barcelona’s Champions League run ended prematurely at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain last week, they do remain in La Liga’s title race.
Entering Monday’s game, Barca had gone 16 games without losing in La Liga, the longest active streak in Europe’s top five leagues.
That run has them sitting third in La Liga entering the match, one point behind Real Madrid and seven behind league-leaders Atletico Madrid.