The Argentine Lionel Messi reached 700 goals with the Barcelona shirt after a double and an assist in the 6-1 win against Real Sociedad on the 28th date of LaLiga Santander. He also played his 768th game as a Barça player, becoming the player with the most participation in the club's history.
The genius of Rosario is already the player with the most official matches played with the Barcelona jersey. The ‘Pulga’ started in the victory against Real Sociedad (6-1), to register his 768th participation as a Barça player and thus surpass the mark of the former captain Xavi Hernández (767). Messi celebrated the milestone by scoring one more record, as he also reached 700 goals for the Catalan team by scoring a double and giving an assist.
Lionel Messi warmed up by serving the pass so that Sergiño Dest made it 2-0 on the scoreboard. Already in the second half, the Argentine signed the 4-0 with a vaseline after receiving a pumped pass from Sergio Busquets on the edge of the area. Later, he put the finishing touch to the recital of the visiting team with a powerful shot from first reaching, from behind a low center by Jordi Alba to the heart of the area.
Messi, who has scored 17 goals and provided eight assists in his last 14 games, remains the league leader in both areas, with 23 goals and eight passes to goal. The victory allowed Barcelona to reach 62 units, establishing itself in the second position of the table, just four points behind the leader Atlético de Madrid with ten games to play, until the championship ends. Will they be able to reach it?