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This is the first time that Messi has scored five goals in the first three official FCB games of a season
He also set a personal best for preseason games with five goals
Leo Messi has started this season on even better form than ever. The Argentinian has scored five goals in three official matches (two in La Liga and one in the Spanish Supercup), which is even better than his goalscoring stats for other seasons. In the first three official games in previous seasons, four has been his best tally, achieved in both 2011/12 and 2010/11.
This great start in official matches follows on from his best ever stats for the preseason. Despite missing the first game in Hamburg, the current Ballon d’Or holder scored five goals in the other games.
The Liga goals are flowing for Leo Messi in much the same way as last term. He has actually scored in 15 of the last 17 Liga matches, a total of 31. That means the Argentinian, with a total of 173 goals in the competition, is now hot on the heels of FCB’s all-time highest scorer in the domestic championship, César (190 goals).
Messi’s double against Osasuna (1-2) not only won three crucial points in Pamplona, but also made him the only player to have scored two goals in both of the first games in a Liga season. Nobody has ever done that since the very first season all the way back in 1928/29.
The Argentine's goal, his 14th against arch rival Real Madrid, allows him to equal César's record as Barça's all-time scorer against Los Blancos
Leo Messi keeps on breaking records. This Thursday he became the all-time highest FC Barcelona goalscorer in Clásicos, level with César, with 14 goals. The Argentine genius made sure to nail his penalty shot after Ramos brought down Iniesta in the box. His goal gave FC Barcelona the lead.
Di Stéfano, 18 goals
The all-time record holder, however, is the Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano. The once Real Madrid player scored a total of 18 goals in La Liga Clásicos. Leo Messi is also the only player to score in four consecutive Spanish Super Cup matches. In past editions of the tournament, Leo scored against Athletic Club and Sevilla.
Leo’s 14 goals against Madrid
2006/07. League FCB-Madrid (3-3). three goals
2008/09. League. FCB-Madrid (2-0). One goal
2008/09. League. Madrid-FCB (2-6). Two goals
2009/10. League. Madrid-FCB (0-2). One goal
2010/11. League. Madrid-FCB (1-1). One goal
2010/11. Champions League . Madrid-FCB (0-2). Two goals
2011/12. Super Cup. Madrid-FCB (2-2). One goal
2011/12. Super Cup. FCB-Madrid (3-2). Two goals
2012/13. Super Cup. FCB-Madrid (3-2). One goal
Lionel Messi scores 50 goals in a season and dwarfs the record of
41 set by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2010/11 season
Since his first league brace against Villarreal last August right through a magnificent four goals in the derby against Espanyol, Lionel Messi has scored 50 goals in the domestic championship to break the record set a year earlier by Cristiano Ronaldo. The 41 scored by the Portuguese international in the 2010/11 season were smashed by almost ten goals.
Messi is strongest at the Camp Nou, where he has set the record
for the most League goals in a season, 35
Much of Messi’s tremendous season is the result of his outstanding performances at the Camp Nou. 35 of his 50 goals scored this season were achieved in front of his own supporters. This record means that Messi is also the player to have scored the most home goals for FC Barcelona in a Liga season.
Messi became the top scorer in the second part of championship goal seeing up to 28 times in the league
18 games, 28 goals. In an amazing second half to the campaign, Lionel Messi scored 28 goals in a Barça shirt, an improvement on the already impressive 22 goals he had scored in the first half. This number was considerably more than some recent Pichichi winners, including Güiza, Van Nistelrooy and Eto’o, managed to score in an entire season.
In the 2011/12 season, Leo Messi scored a total of 73 goals and
has broken the record for the most goals in a season
On May 2, 2012 Leo Messi broke Gerhard Müller’s record of 67 goals in official matches in one season. But the Argentinian hadn’t finished yet and finished the season with 73 goals: 50 in the League, 14 in the Champions League, 3 in the Copa del Rey, 3 in the Spanish Supercup, 1 in the European Supercup and 2 in the Clubs World Cup. This has all helped Leo Messi finish as top scorer in both la Liga and the Champions League.
On November 1, Messi became the youngest players to score 200
goals in official competitions. He was just 24
Leo Messi is the youngest player ever to each 200 official goals. He did that on November 1, 2011 against Viktoria Pilsen (0-4) in the Champions League group stages. He was only 24 years old at the time.
Messi won the prize for the top goalscorer in Europe with the
highest tally since the competition was created in 1966/1967
Nobody has ever made it to 50 goals. Dudu Georgescu’s 46 goals for Dynamo Bucharest in the 1976/1977 season was the record to date, but Lionel Messi became the first player in the history of the award, created in 1966/67, to make it to a half-century of top flight goals.
The Argentinian star is, from his hat-trick against Granada (5-3), the top scorer in club history with 253 goals scored
When the Argentinian scored a hat trick against Granada on March 20, 2012 (5-3), he became the highest goalscorer in the history of the Club, with 253 goals in 329 first team matches for FCB. He thus broke the long-lasting record set by César Rodríguez (232 goals).
The player from Rosario has equalled the tally of 14 goals scored
by José Altafini (AC Milan) in the 1962/1963 European Cup.
Barça were beaten in the Champions League semi finals by Chelsea, but despite not going to Munich, the Argentinian still made history. He became the joint highest goalscorer in the history of Europe’s premier club competition, and the highest of the Champions League era.
Thus the FCB player equalled the record set by José Altafini, who scored the name number of goals in the 1962/1963 season for AC Milan.
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