Messi with 596 goals in 679 appearances for the Blaugrana is still chasing Pele’s world record of scoring the most goals for a single club, with the Brazil legend having scored 643 goals for Santos.
Messi once again starred for Barcelona as he scored twice and played a crucial role in the third goal in his side’s thumping 3-0 win over Manchester United in return leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
It was Messi who opened the scoring after a sensational strike from outside the box which David de Gea had no chance of saving. While his second goal was a lucky one as the Spanish goalkeeper made a howler to prevent Messi’s weak shot, which trickled underneath him into the back of the net.
With two goals on the night, Messi added to his already incredible tally against the English clubs in Europe’s most prestigious club competition. The Argentine has now scored 24 times against Premier League opponents in the Champions League.
Messi is having an outstanding season with Barcelona as he has netted 45 times this season in just 42 appearances in all competitions. He is currentlythe leading goalscorer in both the Champions League and La Liga.
Messi is expected to feature in Barcelona’s next game against Real Sociedad on Saturday night.