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Barcelona's Lionel Messi: Record breaker

Messi has scored 57 goals this season (©GettyImages)
Messi has scored 57 goals this season (©GettyImages).

How can you stop him? Lionel Messi has achieved yet another record and it seems like the Barcelona superstar can not be stopped.

Even though he only played 45 minutes against PSG on Tuesday night he still managed to score an important goal and, last Saturday, Messi made it 19 La Liga games in a row in which he scored, thanks to a second-half strike in Barcelona's 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo.

The Argentina international was not at his usual best after playing at high attitude in Bolivia in midweek but still managed to grab a brilliant assist and a goal.

Messi’s achievements are expected from the four-time Ballon d’Or winner. Even when the Barca man is playing below his brilliant best he still remains decisive for Barcelona.

Messi has now scored against every team in La Liga this season, equaling arch-rival Ronaldo’s record from last season, although La Pulga has done it in consecutive matches.

This season alone, Messi has broken Pole Teodor Pewterek record after scoring in his 17th consecutive game in March after his late goal against Deportivo La Coruna; the 25-year-old has now extended the record by two more games to what is now equivalent to half an entire league campaign.

Messi surpassed Gerd Muller’s total goals in a calendar year. The German striker had hit 85 goals for club and country in total, which stood unchallenged since 1972. Messi ended 2012 with 91 goals and with plenty of time to improve on it; maybe he’ll claim 100 goals in a calendar year.

Last season, Messi also beat Muller’s total of goals scored in a single season (67) as he notched up 73 for Barca in 2011/12. This season, Messi already has 56 goals and with up to 14 more matches remaining-nine in La Liga and five in the Champions League. Come May, Messi might have better his own record.

Messi shatters records on a weekly basis, marks that have looked like never been broken. The ease at which he does it makes it remarkable. If Messi continues at this rate, he will rewrite every possible football record in his sights.

 

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