The Argentine, after breaking Müller’s record this week with hat-trick in the match against Málaga, broke Georgescu’s record of most goals scored in a European league in a single season. Messi leads Ronaldo in the Pichichi race by five goals.
With an average of 1.24 goals per game, Messi has scored 72 goals in 58 official matches. The Argentine has scored in every competition that he’s played in this season: 50 in the Liga, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup, 2 in the King’s Cup, 2 in the Club World Cup and 1 in the European Super Cup. After breaking Müller’s record this week with a magisterial hat-trick, Messi continues to increase his legendary numbers at a breakneck pace.
Messi continues to raise the bar for most goals scored in a single La Liga season, which was previously set at 41 by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2010/2011 season. The Argentine currently leads the Portuguese by five goals in the Pichichi race thanks to the four goals he scored against Espanyol this evening. (via FCBarcelona.com)
Arsenal, Valencia and Espanyol. These are the teams that Messi has scored four goals on in a single game. Messi also netted five times against Bayer Leverkusen.