Lionel Messi sets new record in Spanish league history with 500 wins, 500 domestic goals after Barcelona beat Leganes.
The Argentine captain is now ranked above his former Barca teammates Xavi Hernandez who has 476 wins and Andres Iniesta with 459 wins.
Lionel Messi is now the first player in Spanish football to attain 500 wins and score 500 domestic goals.
Messi both records with Barcelona after scoring a brace in their 5-0 over Leganes in the Copa del Rey. The 32-year-old is now the first player in Spanish football to record 500 wins and score 500 domestic goals which looks unbeatable in the modern era.
According to Barcelona website, it took 710 games for Lionel Messi to reach that mark after his team bounced back from a 2-0 defeat to Valencia in La Liga over the weekend.
Despite the convincing win, new Barcelona manager Quique Setien was not still not satisfied with his team’s performance on the night.
The defending Spanish champions will know their last eight opponents when the Copa del Rey next round draws are conducted on Friday, January 31, 2020. Real Madrid, Valencia, Real Sociedad, Granada, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and second division side Mirandes are the remaining teams vying for honours in the Copa del Rey.
The Spanish champions Barcelona have qualified for the quarterfinal of this season’s Copa Del Rey after beating Leganes 5-0 at Camp Nou.