Barcelona talisman bagged a brace in the Catalan derby to see off Espanyol and now boasts more victories in La Liga than any other outfield player
Lionel Messi has made more history, with the Barcelona talisman now boasting more La Liga victories than any outfield player to have graced the Spanish top-flight.The mercurial Argentine hit that mark on derby day against Espanyol. A brilliant double from Messi claimed bragging rights for Barca over their Catalan neighbours at Camp Nou.
He left it late before claiming the spoils, with the deadlock broken 19 minutes from time. Messi then grabbed his second and wrapped up the points in the final minute of the 90.
The 31-year-old has moved on to 334 victories in La Liga.