Barcelona star Messi reaches Liga milestone with 350th goal

ShareClose Comments
The Argentine redeemed himself after seeing a penalty saved by driving home past the Alaves keeper and reaching the unprecedented milestone

Lionel Messi scored his 350th goal in La Liga after beating Dani Pacheco to open the scoring for Barcelona against Alaves on Saturday. 

The Argentina captain had the opportunity to reach the landmark in the first half at Mendizorroza from the penalty spot, but saw a weak effort stopped by Pacheco. 

But the goalkeeper was powerless to stop him making amends just before the hour mark with a powerful finish to put Barcelona 1-0 ahead. 

Messi's goal got him off the mark this Liga season after going scoreless in the opener against Betis, and took him to the unprecedented landmark of 350, all of which have been scored with Barca.

But he did not stop there, adding another shortly afterwards to double his club's advantage.

Already the highest scorer in the history of the Spanish top flight, Messi thus extends by one his advantage over Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Article continues below

The Portuguese hitman has netted 285 times in just 265 Liga games, compared to Messi's 351 in 384. 

Ronaldo, however, will have to wait for his next chance to add to his tally as he serves the last three games of his five-match domestic ban for pushing a referee.

The pair are the only two active stars to make the top 10 of historic scorers, with Athletic legend of the 1940s Telmo Zarra completing the podium with 251 strikes.  

Next article:
Bayern target Arp pens new Hamburg contract
Next article:
'Neymar is my idol' - New Real Madrid signing Vinicius hoping to play alongside Brazil superstar
Next article:
African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Everton & Tottenham plot player swap for Zaha
Next article:
Neymar backs Tite for Brazil despite World Cup failure
Next article:
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real & Chelsea agree €190m Hazard deal
Close

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept