Lionel Messi is on the brink of making yet more La Liga history
Lionel Messi is on the brink of making yet more La Liga history as Barcelona prepare to host Eibar this weekend.
Barca’s star forward has 249 goals in Spain’s top flight to his name, after scoring six in seven appearances this term, leaving him just two behind Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra’s record total of 251.
A hat-trick would see Messi rewrite history and LFP president Javier Tebas has called for the game Messi breaks the record in to be stopped in order to mark the event suitably – though that has courted controversy with El Clasico on the horizon next week.
Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has dampened talk of such a commemoration, claiming it “smacks more of American football or basketball, which are more like spectacles and have more stoppages”.