19th August, 2018.
The truth is that while most people love Lionel Messi for his beautiful way of playing football, his skills, dribbles and the rest, many others love him for all the various records he has broken in the world of soccer generally.
Funny enough and understandably so, some people hate him for that same fact. That stinks of jealousy though.
The player however does not seem to have time to bother himself on such issues as he has said many times over and simply continues to do what he knows how to do best – scoring goals and breaking available records.
This last weekend was not spared of his record-breaking run as Lionel Messi became the very first player to score in 15 consecutive LaLiga seasons with his opening goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves at the Camp Nou last night in Barca’s first game of the new LaLiga season.
Barcelona’s first goal of the game came when Messi sent a free-kick under the wall and into the net to open up the scores sheet after 64 minutes at Camp Nou on Saturday.
For the records, this goal was 6000th in the top flight and came nine years on from their 5000th, which was interestingly also scored by this same Lionel Messi. Add that to the fact that the Barca new club captain has now scored in 15 league campaigns in a row! What more can anyone ask from a player?
In the game itself, the player netted two goals in total on either side of a Philippe Coutinho goal.
He has therefore scored a record 384 goals for Barca at the top flight level so far. If that is not an intimidating record, what is? We are talking about a remarkable 6.4 per cent of the total goals Barcelona have scored in their league history.