Lionel Messi Becomes First Player To Score 400 Goals In La Liga
Lionel Messi on Sunday, January 13, scored his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar to extend his record as the division’s all-time top scorer.
The landmark goal comes in the Argentine’s 435th league game.
Luis Suarez earlier put Barca in front by finishing a fine team move before tucking in his side’s third in the second half.
Messi, who becomes the first player to score 400 goals in just one of Europe’s top five leagues, could have scored a second but he shot straight at Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo from the edge of the box.
The victory takes Barcelona five points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid.
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.
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. He has 17 goals already this season.