08 March 2012

Messi, 53 goals in 7 months

The Argentine add that incredible amount of goals in 49 games with Barcelona and Argentina this season. 28 are in the Liga and 12 in Champions.

Step scorer Leo Messi is practically unattainable. The Argentine has at this point in season 53 goals in 49 games between Barcelona and Argentina, eight in the last seven days (three to Switzerland and five to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League knockout). In the last month has scored 15 goals in seven games.

If Barça reached the final of the Champions '10' azulgrana have another 19 games plus play with his selection, for a historical record. For now, closely pursued by César, top scorer in the centennial history of Barca, and is only seven goals to reach the 235 marking the bar for Leon. César played 17 seasons at Barca, Messi, with only 24, has eight.

The Argentine has already scored six hat-trick this year (to Malaga, Osasuna, Atletico Madrid and Mallorca in La Liga, Viktoria Pilsen, Champions, and Switzerland, Argentina) and also in a match made ​​four goals (Valencia at Liga) and in another five (Bayer Champions). Wayne Rooney has said of him on her Twitter: "For me, the best ever."

The last player who scored five goals in the European Cup is Soren Lerby the season 79-80, playing for Ajax against Omonia. In the Champions format, no one has succeeded. With these five goals scored equals the 49 Alfredo di Stefano in the top flight. (via AS)