Sunday 23 November 2014

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The four-time Ballon d'Or winner scored three in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Sevilla to become La Liga's all time highest scorer and the president says he is the best of all time

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The Barcelona star may have scored more La Liga goals than Telmo Zarra's 251 but needed more games than the legendary Athletic Bilboa striker to do so.

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The Scot kicked off his time at the Basque club with a forgettable stalemate, but got a crash course in Spanish football as he was forced to tell his opposite number to calm down

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The Barcelona star finally surpassed Telmo Zarra's tally for goals in La Liga on Saturday in the 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla at Camp Nou

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The Barcelona star dedicated the hat-trick which made him La Liga's all-time record goalscorer to everyone who has helped during his Camp Nou career to date

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COMMENT: The Argentine forward now leads the Primera Division's all-time scoring charts after surpassing a mark set in 1955. Spain's top-flight has never seen anything like Leo

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The veteran midfielder says his team-mate fully deserves to have broken La Liga's all-time scoring record, while Sevilla's Vitolo claimed the Argentine "comes from another planet"

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The champions ultimately cruised to a comfortable victory on Saturday but their head coach was less than impressed by their performance in the first half

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Goal took in the action at Camp Nou, where Lionel Messi's record-breaking hat trick sent the hosts to victory and to within two points of the top of the table

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The Argentina international equalled Telmo Zarra's previous tally of 251 goals with a sublime free kick before then adding two more to set a new mark

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The 29-year-old scored twice to write a new piece of history in Spanish football, while goals from James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema completed the scoring

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Luis Enrique will be glad to focus on matters on the pitch following a week in which the future of Lionel Messi was cast into doubt