'Keep on making history!' - Suarez & Puyol lead tributes to record-breaking Messi

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

Luis Suarez, Carles Puyol and Andres Iniesta were among those to post tributes to Lionel Messi after a historic evening for the Barcelona star at Camp Nou.

Messi struck a hat-trick against Sevilla to smash Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga goalscoring record, with the Argentine's treble him moving his tally to 253 - and counting.

The 27-year-old's achievements soon became the No.1 trending topic in Spain, with #siempremessi - 'Messi forever' - quickly appearing on social media during and after the match at Camp Nou.

And the forward's Barca team-mates were equally effusive in their praise: Rafinha Alcantara called him "the greatest in history"; Andres Iniesta said he was "beyond description"; and Marc Batra professed it was "an honour to play alongside him".

Dani Alves, meanwhile, added: "Today is a very, very great day and I'm lucky to be a team-mate of this phenomenon. Whatever words I give would not be enough. It is an honour to have you as a team-mate and a brother."

Take a look at more of the tributes to Spanish football's greatest-ever goalscorer below...


Gracias por tanto, Leo!!! #thebestplayer @leomessi

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