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Messi scores 400th La Liga, 575th Barcelona goal (video)

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 13: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona scores his team’s second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar at Camp Nou on January 13, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The goal is Messi’s 400th goal in La Liga for FC Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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La Liga’s all-time leading goal scorer has reached another milestone.

Lionel Messi’s 53rd minute goal against Eibar on Sunday gave Barcelona its second goal of a 3-0 win, and doubled as Messi’s 400th in league play.

That’s 400 in 435 games.

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Messi scored the goal in a fashion befitting both his club and what he does to elevate their style, with the move coming at the end of some well-chosen passes. He then uses a trademark burst of speed to create plenty of space and get the big 4-0-0.

It’s also his 575th goal for Barcelona in all competitions. The only thing which would’ve been better is if he collected one more assist to give him 225 for his career and a direct hand in 800 goals for Barca.

Nice solid numbers there. He’s had a nice career.

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