History shows that Leo Messi has been Almeria's worst nightmare PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Leo Messi has the chance to end this week by putting another record in his pocket. After tying Raúl as the all-time scoring leader in the UEFA Champions League with 71 goals, The Argentinian can tie or break Telmo Zarra's all-time scoring record in La Liga when Barça visit Almería on Saturday. The Flea looks primed to take his place in history, having scored six times in his last three trips there.

Scoring machine

In his last three trips to the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos, Messi's sports an average of 2 goals per game. In 2009/10 he scored Barça's only two goals in a 2-2 draw. The following season he netted a hat trick in an 8-0 clinic.

Almería then spent two seasons in the Second Division but returned last year and watched Messi burn them one more time in 2-0 Barça win. He left that game with an injury and was unable to add to his tally.

Closing in on Zarra

In his career, Messi has scored 250 times in La Liga, leaving him one shy of Zarra, who has held the record for nearly 60 years. Could this be the match where Messi makes history? Follow it and see for yourself, you won't want to miss it.

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