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VIDEO: Messi becomes first man to score 350 goals in La Liga

Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates his goal after scoring a goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves, at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)


Lionel Messi’s struggles from the penalty spot continued Saturday.

Fortunately for Barcelona, he happens to be the best player in the world everywhere else in the attacking third.

Messi scored his 350th La Liga goal, nearly 70 more than Cristiano Ronaldo for second-place all-time and almost 100 ahead of third-place Telmo Zarra, who held the record for more than 50 years.

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Here’s the PK, as Messi absolutely telegraphed the destination of this one and Fernando Pacheco received the message.

Messi then had a deflected offering give him goal No. 350, and then pounced on a turnover to lash a low shot home with venom for No. 351.

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