Messi scores his first of the night in the 3-2 win over Real Sociedad. | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Leo Messi is untouchable. The Argentinian scored two vital goals against Real Sociedad which gave Barça the three points they needed to stay in touch in the league title race. The win was particularly important as Barça visit Santiago Bernabéu next Sunday with the objective of reducing Real Madrid’s lead at the top of the table.

Barça gave themselves a chance to reduce the gap in the Clásico thanks to a 3-2 win against the Basque side with two Messi goals in the first half. The strikes made Barça’s number ‘10’ the top scorer in the league with 29 goals and lifted him into top spot in the race for the Golden Boot having overtaken the Portuguese side Sporting’s striker Bas Dost who is on 27.

The double on Saturday was the 102 time he has scored twice in a match for Barça. Moreover, this season Messi is in fine goal scoring form with an incredible 45 in 44 matches. The Barça star comes into the return leg of the Champions League against Juventus in top form which is another reason why we can be optimistic about a potential comeback.

Messi never tires of beating records and he is about to score his 500th for the club. This stunning statistic marks him out as one of a kind and he could reach the milestone against the Italian side on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou. Hopefully, Messi’s form will continue in a decisive week for Barça. 

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