Lionel Messi is now recording a ridiculous goal scoring statistic for Barcelona

Lionel Messi is now recording a ridiculous goal scoring statistic for Barcelona

Lionel Messi is now recording a ridiculous goal scoring statistic for Barcelona

As Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Eibar, Lionel Messi reached a colossal milestone. Atletico are second on 38, while Sevilla are third on 33 after losing 2-0 to Athletic Bilbao. "It's easy to say but you have to score them one after the other, it's a long-term job". The numbers are stratospheric, incredible. "He is from another galaxy".

The 26-year-old, who was signed as an option for the left-forward position vacated by Neymar and also with a view to stepping into Iniesta's shoes, has not made either position his own and could now make way as Barca plan a sensational summer swoop for his worldwide team-mate.

Barcelona stayed five points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, which edged Levante 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Antoine Griezmann, as the league reached its midway point.

Real Madrid moved up to fourth after edging past Real Betis 2-1 at Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Let's bare in mind that back in 2011/12, Messi scored an unprecedented 50 goals in La Liga alone.

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Suarez then notched his 14th league goal of the campaign to extend Barcelona's advantage, before Ter Stegen needed to be alert to keep out Pablo De Blasis' close-range header.

Messi's moment came in the 53rd minute and it was Suarez who started it, stealing back possession after a heavy touch from Anaitz Arbilla.

FC Barcelona faced Eibar in match-week 19 of the LaLiga.

And after he notched his 400th La Liga goal, a statistic on Messi's performances this season appeared on Twitter which may surprise a few people.

Nelson Semedo adds a lot of defensive stability to the side, but while getting the ball off defenders, Sergi Roberto is the player who does better than him every single time.

He has only scored four goals in the league, and has reportedly fell out of favour with Valverde.

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