Lionel Messi is on the hunt for another goal scoring record this season, having reached the 300 mark for Barcelona this weekend.
The 2012 Ballon d’Or winner now has his eyes on a record which Cristiano Ronaldo currently holds, but not himself.
The record is to score a goal vs every La Liga team in a single season.
Messi, 25, has scored vs every side this season, except for Sevilla and Celta Vigo. As a matter of fact, Sevilla is the next fixture on Barcelona’s league calendar, meaning we’ll soon find out whether the Argentine forward has achieved yet another formidable achievement. Granada had also yet to have been ticked off this season, but Messi’s 300th Barcelona goal in the 2-1 win this weekend means he’s closed in.
The only La Liga stadium Messi hasn’t scored at is RCD Espanyol‘s Cornella-El Prat.
It may be a mere stat in comparison to the more impressive achievements in Messi’s career so far, but it is just another example of his incredible goal scoring prowess.
Messi, by far Europe’s stand out figure yet again this year, is La Liga’s top goal scorer and with another incentive, if he needs any, to get the goals this may be one. Next up, however, for both Messi and Barcelona, is a trip to Italy and AC Milan.
Barcelona go to the San Siro in fine goal scoring and match winning form, but interestingly have now gone 9 consecutive games without keeping a clean sheet. It could prove costly, but we all know what they’re capable of on the big occasions.
By Stowe Gregory – follow or tweet @stowegregory