Messi set two new records today as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0

The Barcelona Superstar Lionel Messi has broken and set two new records today as his goal puts Barcelona 2-0 up against bitter Rival Real Madrid, and he obviously further confirmed his status as a legend of the game.

The Argentine forward has long been regarded as the best player in the world and perhaps the greatest of all time, and he continues to make history with his stellar goalscoring performances.

Messi notably hit the winner at the Bernabeu last season, with his stoppage-time strike in a 3-2 win over Real his 500th goal for Barcelona.

The 30-year-old is now on 526 goals for the Catalan giants – the most ever scored by a single player for a European club, overtaking Gerd Muller’s tally of 525 for Bayern Munich.

Lionel Messi has a great record against Real Madrid. As well as that, Messi has netted his 17th La Liga goal against Real Madrid, meaning no other player in the Spanish top flight has scored more goals against Los Blancos than him.

The game ended 3-0 in favour of Messi and Barcelona as they extend the league lead against Real Madrid to 14 points, placing them in an excellent position to win the league this season.