Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has set a new goal scoring record in la-liga by scoring hatrick at Camp Nou against Sevilla.
He equalled Telmo Zarra’s mark of 251 goals with a superb free-kick in the 21st minute of match on Saturday, then broke it in the 72nd minute by adding a second before completing his hat trick in Barca’s 5-1 triumph. The Basque forward’s 251 goals came in 277 games, while Messi’s 253 have arrived in 289 matches for Barca.
Zarra, who also netted 20 in 20 appearances for Spain, was 35 by the time he made it to 251. Messi, who is still just 27, was launched into the air by his jubilant team-mates on Saturday following his second strike and completed his hat-trick with a superb strike to make it 253 after that.The Argentine is already Barca’s all-time top goalscorer and now has 368 strikes in all competitions for the Catalan club.