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Lionel Messi

27-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga


Birthdate:  June 24, 1987    Birthplace:  Rosario, Argentina    Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  143 lbs    

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Messi had two goals and two assists during Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Elche on Saturday.

Messi led Barca in shots (five) and shots on goal (three), joining Gerard Pique and Neymar (two) on the scoresheet. It is the seventh consecutive season with at least 20 La Liga goals, a mark that has gone unmatched for five decades.

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January 18, 2015

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Messi scored three times on seven shots (four on goal) during Barcelona's 4-0 win over Deportivo on Sunday.

After a relatively slow start to the season, Messi has really turned it on, as he's now tallied 19 goals in 19 appearances, plus another eight assists. Both stats put him second in La Liga behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

December 21, 2014

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Messi bagged a brace during Barcelona's 5-0 win over Cordoba, his 14th and 15th goals of the season.

Messi's 15 goals in 16 matches are a very impressive total, though they are 10 fewer league goals than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has also assisted on seven goals this season, which leaves him in a tie for fourth, as three players, including Ronaldo, are tied atop La Liga with eight.

December 8, 2014

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Messi scored three times in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Espanyol on Sunday, netting his third hat trick in the last four matches.

Messi continues to be in excellent form, as he has 13 goals and seven assists in 14 La Liga matches, plus another seven goals and two assists in five Champions League games.

November 25, 2014

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Messi scored a hat trick in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League on Tuesday, setting the all-time scoring record with 74 career goals in the competition.

Messi passed Real Madrid legend Raul with his first goal and then extended his lead just 20 minutes later. He's remarkably done it in just 91 appearances, though his record is already under assault, as Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has 70 career UCL goals in 107 appearances.

November 22, 2014

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Messi broke the all-time La Liga goal scoring record with a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla.

After a week when some started to doubt Messi's long-term interest in staying at Barca, he put in an absolute master class on his way to the record.

November 7, 2014

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Messi can break the all-time La Liga goal scoring record with two tallies on Saturday against Almeria.

Records like the ones Messi keeps breaking are usually reserved for players in the twilight of their career, not a 27-year-old. When Messi last saw Almeria, he notched a brace, so Saturday could be a historic day for La Liga.

November 5, 2014

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Messi netted twice, tying Madrid legend Raul's record of 71 career Champions League goals as Barcelona coasted to a 2-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday.

Wrap your head around the staggering statistic that Messi tied the record in 52 fewer games than it took for Raul to get there. Barca punched their ticket into the Round of 16 with the win.