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Messi Scored His 400th Laliga Goal

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Barcelona striker Lionel Messi who is also the all-time leading scorer in the Spanish top flight, finished into the bottom corner for Barca’s second.

Messi yesterday reached the landmark goal comes in his Laligal 435th league game.

Luis Suarez earlier put Barca in front by finishing a fine team move before tucking in his side’s third in the second half.

Messi, who becomes the first player to score 400 goals in just one of Europe’s top five leagues, could have scored a second but he shot straight at Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo from the edge of the box.

The victory takes Barcelona five points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid.

Later on Sunday, Real Madrid climbed to fourth by beating Real Betis thanks to a late winner but are 10 points behind Barca.

Messi was quiet for much of the game with his goal coming from his first shot.

The 31-year-old is the second player to score 400 goals across Europe’s top five leagues, following Cristiano Ronaldo whose 409 league goals in 507 games have been scored in England, Spain and Italy.

The goal against Eibar means Messi has reached 400 goals 63 games quicker than Ronaldo reached the same milestone.

It also extends his lead as La Liga’s all-time leading record scorer with Juventus’ Ronaldo second having scored 311 goals in 292 games at Real Madrid and Telmo Zarra, who scored 251 La Liga goals third.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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