Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has broken yet another record this weekend.
Barca edge past Valladolid
Barcelona travelled to the José Zorrilla Stadium on Saturday, as they looked to keep their diminishing title hopes alive.
Defeat for Barca vs Real Valladolid would have handed Real Madrid the chance to clinch the La Liga title on Monday vs Granada.
However, the Catalan giants would emerge from Saturday’s clash with a hard-fought victory.
The only goal of the clash came inside 15 minutes and, of course, Lionel Messi was involved.
The Argentine played a lovely chipped through-ball between two of Valladolid’s defenders to Arturo Vidal.
Vidal latched onto the pass, before smashing it beyond the hosts’ goalkeeper.
Barca managed to hold on for the remainder of the tie, to at least delay Real Madrid’s inevitable coronation for another week or so.
Highlights: Real Valladolid 0-Barcelona 1
Messi’s latest record
As well as playing a pivotal role in his side clinching three points vs Valladolid, Lionel Messi would also set yet another La Liga record on Saturday.
The Barca man is, obviously, one of, if not the greatest player to ever grace the pitch.
And throughout his illustrious career, the now-33-year-old has broken countless records.
A small sample of the records currently held by Messi include: most career league goals in La Liga, first player to reach 300 La Liga goals, only player to reach 400 La Liga goals, most goals scored in a La Liga season, and most goals scored in a calendar year.
And now, after his assist on Saturday, Messi has become the first player in La Liga history to score 20+ goals, whilst assisting 20 or more goals, in the same campaign.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.