Barcelona release video of Lionel Messi watching La Liga record tribute

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Lionel Messi had been stuck one short of Telmo Zarra's 251 La Liga goals record for over a month, but finally surpassed him with a hat-trick against Sevilla on Saturday evening.

Always an inevitability, Barcelona had prepared to honour the living legend with a touching tribute after the 5-1 thrashing. And now the Nou Camp outfit have released another video of Messi watching said tribute.

The four-time Ballon d'Or winner looks close to tears while watching his team-mates deliver praise sandwiched between footage of just a few of his 368 goals for Barcelona on the Nou Camp jumbotron.

Touching tribute 

After watching the tribute, he was treated to a round of applause from the 98,000 fans inside the giant stadium before being given a guard of honour by his team-mates as he departed with yet another match ball.

Messi took a total of ten season to break La Liga's all-time scoring record, starting with a solitary goal in 2004/05 season, peaking with an impressive 50 goals in 2011/12 campaign. He experienced relative disappointment last year, scoring just (just!) 28 goals in an injury hit season.

Ronaldo chasing

He will have to keep his eye on Cristiano Ronaldo, however, who is outscoring him by some rate of knots at Real Madrid this season. The 29-year-old still needs to score 56 goals to catch up with Messi and because of his superior age–Messi is still only 27-years-old, it is unlikely Ronaldo will finish his career with the title.

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