Lionel Messi has the chance to not only help Barcelona keep well clear of Real and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga this evening - but also claim another goal scoring record.

The Barcelona forward has enjoyed a stunning start to 2013 by claiming a record 4th consecutive Ballon d'Or trophy and helping his side to put one hand on the league trophy won by Real Madrid last season.

Now though the diminutive forward has the chance to claim another record. If he manages to score against Osasuna it will be the 11th game in a row that he has done so - moving him clear of Brazilian striker Ronaldo's 10 game streak for Real Madrid and Mariano Martín.

The 25-year-old started his purple patch in front of goal against Rea Mallorca back in November, and since then he has 14 goals to his name in his next nine league games. Messi has 29 goals to his name already this season in La Liga, with Cristiano Ronaldo the next highest scorer with 21 goals following his hat-trick against Getafe today.

His stunning goal scoring form over the past few seasons mean Messi is just three goals away from scoring his 200th goal in La Liga.

History shows Messi is likely to score for a record 11th game tonight – previously against Osasuna he has scored 10 goals in 12 appearances.

 

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