Amidst rumors that he could be on his way out of Barcelona, Lionel Messi has added yet another tremendous accomplishment to his career. With a grand free kick in the 21st minute against Sevilla, Messi is one goal away from standing alone as La Liga’s all-time leading scorer.
Leo has been on an impressive run, racking up records and plaudits in November. On the 5th, he tied Raúl to become the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer. A week later, reports surfaced that he was called “motherfucker” by Cristiano Ronaldo, an honor for anyone. Then, this week, he claimed the No. 12 spot on our illustrious #SG25 list of the world’s most fascinating. Carry on, young Lionel. Carry on.
Well that didn’t take long.
Why tie a record when you can break it in front of your home fans on the same day? Why merely score twice to break a record when you can get your 20th career hat-trick?
While we were all refreshing our browsers for celebratory vines, Lionel Messi was busy adding to his now-record goal total. That’s now 253 career La Liga goals from the phenomenal Argentinian. All with a single club. To put his number in perspective, the next highest active player is that fancy underwear man at Real Madrid with 196. Carry on, young Lionel. Carry on.