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Lionel Messi honoured by Barcelona fans for scoring 500 goals during Osasuna match… before scoring his 501st and 502nd

Argentine superstar brought up the milestone with his side's last-gasp winner over Real Madrid at the weekend

LIONEL MESSI was honoured by Barcelona fans for scoring 500 goal for the club during their clash with Osasuna… before scoring his 501st and 502nd strike.

The Argentine superstar brought up the milestone with his side’s last-gasp winner over Real Madrid at the weekend.

Barcelona fans celebrates Lionel Messi's amazing achievment of 500 goals for the club

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Barcelona fans celebrates Lionel Messi’s amazing achievment of 500 goals for the club

And before the match with Osasuna, a giant bannter spreading over two tiers of the Nou Camp read “Gracias Leo” with the number 500 in huge orange type.

Since joining the Catalan giants in 2004, the Argentine has established himself as the best player in world football and has scored over 40 goals each season since 2009.

Fans chanted his name throughout the match at the Nou Camp

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Fans chanted his name throughout the match at the Nou Camp

Messi's 500th goal for the club prompted this iconic celebration at the weekend against Real

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Messi’s 500th goal for the club prompted this iconic celebration at the weekend against Real

With his stunning final second winner in El Clasico against Real Madrid, he sent Luis Enrique’s side to the top of the La Liga table.

And it only took Messi 12 minutes to extend his Barca goal tally against bottom-of-the-table Osasuna, breaking in behind the opposition defence to lob over the goalkeeper – as the adoring crowd chanted his name.

Barcelona fans pay tribute to Lionel Messi after scoring 500 goals for the club

And Messi did not take long to increase his tally to 501 goals for the club against Osasuna

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And Messi did not take long to increase his tally to 501 goals for the club against Osasuna

It was his 32nd league goal this season, meaning Messi has now more than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

And Barca increased their lead minutes later when midfielder Andre Gomes finished smartly on the half-volley.