When it comes to breaking records, Lionel Messi is the main man.
And in today’s El Clasico clash against Real Madrid, the Argentinian superstar once again made history as Barcelona ran out 3-0 winners.
Not only was the Catalan club’s victory over Los Blancos their third consecutive league match win at the Bernabeu – something they have never managed to do before – but it also saw Messi hit his 25th goal in the fixture, which is a new record.
Not only that, but he finally became the all-time goal scorer for a single European club (in the top five leagues), beating Gerd Muller’s long-standing record of 525 goals which he scored for Bayern Munich between 1965 and 1979.
Messi has also scored the most goals in El Clasico at the Bernabeu, beating the likes of Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul with his tally of 15 goals.
This one will particularly sting Madrid fans.
His goal from the penalty spot today also saw him become the top goalscorer of 2017, seeing off the likes of Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Edison Cavani with 54 strikes over the calendar year.
Although, our man Harry Kane has two games left to play and is still on 50 goals.
If anyone could do it…
So there we go.
Another Clasico done and another year nearly over – but the same old story.
Messi truly is the GOAT.
- The internet was loving Cristiano Ronaldo’s miss for Real Madrid against Barcelona
- Real Madrid had an unbelievably strong bench against Barcelona in El Clasico