Messi recognised by the LFP as the league's all-time leading goalscorer
He received the award after breaking the all-time record held by Telmo Zarra
Just before the game against Atlético Madrid, Carles Rexach presented Messi with an award recognising him as the all-time leading goalscorer in league history. Messi surpassed the previous record of 251 goals set by Athletic Club striker Telmo Zarra in 1955, doing it with a hat trick against Sevilla on November 22. Messi started the game with 250 goals and ended the match with 253.