Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar on Sunday to extend his record as the division’s all-time top scorer.
Messi collected the ball off Luis Suarez and drove it into the bottom corner in the 53rd minute at Camp Nou to give Barca a 2-0 lead over Eibar and notch his quadruple century after 435 matches.
Lionel Messi's 400th La Liga goal. In his 435th La Liga appearance.pic.twitter.com/3VcsQc2vqC
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) January 13, 2019
It is 14 years since the 31-year-old Argentine scored his first La Liga goal and he has gone on to build an enormous lead at the top of the league’s all-time scoring chart.
Many consider Messi to be the greatest footballer of this generation and his countless awards and accolades make it incredibly difficult to suggest otherwise.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the second highest scorer with 311 goals in 292 games while Spain’s Telmo Zarra is third with 251 goals in 278 games.
Messi has finished top scorer in La Liga five times and the mercurial striker already has 17 goals this season as Barcelona
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