Lionel Messi scored a brace in the 4-2 win over Valencia, taking his goal tally in all competitions to 41 goals. This is the eight year in a row the Argentine is scoring at least 40 goals.
Luis Enrique has paid tribute to the dangerous talisman, who scored his first goal from the spot, before scoring from a pass sent his way by Mascherano.
Messi now has 25 league goals, 11 UCL goals, four in the Copa del Rey and one in the Spanish Super cup.
Messi first scored 40 goals in a single campaign in the 2009/10 season and has repeated that feat every season since.
“It’s amazing, he’s broken every record and will continue to break more,” Luis Enrique told reporters. “How marvellous it is to enjoy Messi, no-one can touch his numbers, it’s impossible for anyone to do what he has done apart from him. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.”