Messi and Co thrashed Real Sociedad last night 6-1 at the home of Sociedad and with this win jumped to 2nd on the points table which gets them to within 4 points of Atlético Madrid.
Messi caps off recording-breaking appearance with brace as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 6-1, move to second on points table
A night full of goals; 7 to be precise and records broken as Messi and Co humbled their opponents.
Ronald Koeman received a birthday gift he will remember for a while with this win as Barcelona continue to mount a challenge for the La Liga title.
Some records as specified earlier were broken last night:
Lionel Messi marked his 768th appearance for the club in the match last night and now is the highest capped player to have ever played for Barcelona, beating Xavi’s 767 appearances.
Messi has now won 537 matches, drawn 140 and lost 91 in these 768 appearances.
Lionel Messi with his brace broke the record for the most goals in a single Europe league with 467 goals in the La Liga, breaking the record set by Pele who scored 466 goals in the Paulista League.
The little magician has clocked at least 20 goals in 13 consecutive seasons in La Liga, the highest record in the competition.
Messi with his brace has surpassed rival, Cristiano Ronaldo with the most non-penalty goals scored in his career. Cristiano had the record with 635 goals in 1054 appearances for club and country while Messi now has 636 in 910 career appearances.
Along with Messi, Dest scored a brace as well followed by birthday boy, Griezmann and Dembélé; both who scored a solitary goal each to cap off a brilliant night.
These are serious records which look very diffuclt to be broken in the near future, but as the old saying goes ‘Records are meant to be broken’.