Leo Messi is only two far from 400 alliance goals

Lionel Messi is the kind of player who always has an objective on the horizon. He has been going through the Christmas crush with his family back home in Rosario but 2019 promises to be yet another year of landmarks for the Argentinean.

Messi was on target against Celta in Barça’s last league outing on 22 December, which abandons him only two goals shy of achieving the 400-goal mark in LaLiga – in which he is the competition’s all-time top goal scorer, head and shoulders over the players who are as yet dynamic (Athletic Club’s Aritz Aduriz is the nearest on 155 goals).

At the point when the residential rivalry continues on 6 January, Messi will have the first chance to add to his league tally when Barça travel to Getafe.

LaLiga’s all-time top scorer by a long way

Since he overtook Telmo Zarra’s 50-year league record by hitting a hat trick against Sevilla on 22 November 2014, Messi has hinted at no tiring in finding the back of the net.

Today, he ends up on 398 goals in LaLiga – 87 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo who is now scoring freely himself in Serie A. The only other players still active in LaLiga in the best 30 are Aduriz (155) and Karim Benzema (132).

Incredible achievement

When he scores his next two association goals, which unavoidably he will, Messi will end up one of only seven players to have reached the 400-goal mark in Europe’s top leagues.

He will join a tip top gathering including Imre Schlosser, Jimmy McGrory, Cristiano and Uwe Seele


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