Messi equals 39-year Muller record with 365th Barcelona Liga goal

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The unstoppable Argentine raced to a new milestone in 27 fewer games than the famed former Bayern striker, having already smashed his overall record

Lionel Messi has equalled Gerd Muller's long-standing scoring record with his 365th Liga goal for Barcelona. 

The Argentine wizard opened the scoring for the Catalans on Sunday with a typically stunning strike against Levante. 

Messi played a one-two with chief partner in crime Jordi Alba and finished with a volley to put his side 1-0 up on the way to a convincing 3-0 victory

And, in doing so, La Pulga drew level with the ex-Bayern and Germany superstar to match a record which has stood for 39 years. 

He has now scored 365 times for the Blaugrana in 400 La Liga games, levelling Muller's historic mark achieved with a single club in one of Europe's top five leagues. 

That record could fall as soon as next Sunday, when Barca visit Real Sociedad. 

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What's more, Messi reached the record in 27 fewer games than Bayern legend Muller, who needed 427 games to reach his total.

Messi had already smashed one of Muller's previous milestones in December, scoring his 526th goal for Barca in all competitions against Real Madrid to overtake the German's tally for a single club. 

And, after a sterling performance against Levante that also included an assist, few would bet against the No. 10 continuing to rewrite the record books in seasons to come.

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