Messi scores 300th goal at Camp Nou in Eibar thrashing

Gerard Deulofeu Lionel Messi Barcelona

Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored four goals in a home match against Eibar on Tuesday, bringing his Camp Nou tally to 300 in all competitions.

Messi reached the milestone during a 6-1 victory that kept the Catalan side perfect during the current La Liga season.

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After a sluggish start to the match, Messi converted a penalty 20 minutes in to take his 2017 tally to 40 goals in as many games.

The 30-year old then scored twice in quick succession in the second half to complete his hat-trick - his second of the season after putting three past Espanyol.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was not done there as he added his fourth three minutes from the end to complete the six-goal hammering.

Messi has scored on eight of his last 12 shots in La Liga.

And with nine goals already in the league, the Argentine is already looking a decent bet for the Pichichi title.