Lionel Messi First Player Ever To Reach Incredible Goal Record

Lionel Messi First Player Ever To Reach Incredible Goal Record

Coutinho and Suarez played a lovely one-two as they surged towards goal, with the former playing through the latter.

Ronaldo is the second-highest goalscorer in LaLiga history with 311 goals, and has 412 goals across Portugal's Liga NOS, the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A.

In total, Messi has now netted 25 goals in just 23 appearances in all competitions this season, including 17 in the league.

After being shocked by Levante, Ernesto Valverde's players gave a timely reminder of the quality they possessed in what was nearly a flawless team display.

"His numbers are stratospheric, incredible".

Barcelona's all-time top scorer reached the landmark in the 53rd minute when Luis Suárez passed to him inside Eibar's area. It was Coutinho and Suarez and the Argentinian who linked up and Messi applied the low finish into the bottom corner.

Their displays have meant that Coutinho has been unable to nail down a position either in midfield or as part of the front three.

Starting XI: Ter Stegen (7); Roberto (7), Pique (8), Lenglet (8), Alba (7); Rakitic (6), Busquets (6), Arthur (6), Coutinho (8); Messi (8), Suarez (9*).

Erick Cabaco opened scoring for the hosts as early as the fourth minute of the encounter with Ruben Rochina claiming the assist for the goal. The 26-year-old has been in hot form for Red Bull Leipzig this season, netting nine Bundesliga goals to add to the 22 he notched in last year's league campaign. Ceballos, who left Betis for Madrid two years ago, was one of them.

Not including staying at Barcelona, United are clear favourites to acquire his services ahead the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Napoli.

Atletico defender Stefan Savic had to be substituted before 10 minutes were up due to muscle pain in his left thigh.

Later, fifth-placed Real Madrid can pull level on points with Sevilla if it wins at Real Betis.

The Catalan giants will next face Levante in the second leg of the Copa del Rey on Friday.

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