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Messi scores 400th goal for Barcelona in Spanish League


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Barcelona striker Lionel Messi rewrote his name in the history of Spanish football by becoming the first player to score 400 league goals, scoring against Eibar on Sunday.

The Argentinian, who has been the tournament’s top scorer since 2014, quietly placed a pass from Luis Suarez from close range to score the second goal of the league’s leading team against the Basque side.Embed from Getty Images

Messi, named captain of the Barca at the start of the season, made his 435th league appearance for the club where he has spent his entire career after debuting in 2004.

The 31-year-old has won nine Spanish tournament titles and is on his way to winning the tenth, with Barcelona five points behind Atletico Madrid at the top of the standings.