The Argentine striker was on target twice as Barcelona saw off Espanyol in the Catalan derby (2-0) bring his current 2018/19 LaLiga tally to 31.
Leo Messi knows no limits...not even an ongoing groin problem can impede the Argentine striker from finding the target week in week out. In the Catalan derby the Barça No. 10 was on target twice with the referee Del Cerro Grande awarding the Argentine the first goal despite the ball taking a decisive ricochet from Espanyol's Víctor Sánchez. Messi is currently on 31 league goals this season with nine games outstanding in the current campaign.
The Barcelona forward holds the all-time LaLiga scoring record with the 50 goals he bagged in the 2011-12 season and this tops his all time records which make fro impressive reading. The Barça captain struck 46 times in the 2012-13 season, 43 (2014-15), 37 (2016-17), 34 (2009-10 y 2017-18) and 31 (2010-11).
Messi and PSG forward Kylian Mbappé are involved in a tussle to claim the Golden Shoe award with the Parisian outfit set to face Toulouse this week-end and Messi holding a five goal advantage over the French player.
One of the finest to every play the game...Edson Arantes do Nascimiento aka Pelé managed to hit the target 643 time in official games during his career with Brazilian side Santos, Leo Messi is on 593 goals in the navy and claret Barça shirt and counting and it must only be a question of time before the Rosario born player goles eclipses the Brazilian legend.