The relentless Barcelona superstar hustled up another awesome milestone in 27 fewer games than the former Bavarian forward Gerd Muller‘s long-standing goalscoring record with his 365th LaLiga goal for the Catalan giants.
The Argentine international opened the score-sheet for the Catalans on Sunday with a typically shocking strike against Levante, playing a one-two with his accomplice Jordi Alba and finished with a volley to put his side 1-0 up while in transit to a comfortable 3-0 triumph.
Furthermore, in doing as such, La Pulga drew level with the ex-Bayern and German striker to match a record which has remained for a long time. He has now scored 365 times for the Blaugrana in 400 La Liga games, leveling Muller’s notable mark accomplished with a single club in one of Europe’s best five leagues.
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365 – Messi has scored his 365 goal in La Liga in his 400th appearance as a Barcelona player in the competition. Hint.. pic.twitter.com/JTTxjmTdiR
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 7, 2018
In addition, Messi achieved the record in 27 fewer games than Bayern legend Muller, who needed 427 games to achieve his aggregate.
Messi had effectively crushed one of Muller’s past records in December, scoring his 526th goal for Barcelona in all competition against Real Madrid to surpass the German’s count for a single club. Making him the 71st footballer in history to reach that figure. In that time the Argentine has scored 365 goals, 211 at home and 154 away with 24 hat-tricks and on four occasions he has scored four goals in a single game.
What’s more, after a sterling display against Levante that likewise incorporated an assist, few would place a bet against the Five-time Ballon d’Or winner proceeding to rewrite the record books in seasons to come.