Messi scores 400th La Liga goal for Barcelona

14 January, 2019, 11:02 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
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Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, finding the net in the second half against Eibar. "They are incredible numbers. He is from another galaxy".

"There is a lot of time left", Valverde said.

Eibar are again enjoying another impressive campaign, but Barcelona were rampant in the period between their second and third goal, while the tempo remained high entering the final 30 minutes of action.

Messi has also been Barca's top scorer in all competitions for a number of years. The Argentine, however, reached the milestone in 63 games fewer than Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the first player to achieve the feat.

At 31, the Barcelona captain is unlikely to make 500 goals but it is far from unreachable.

It's hardly been vintage Barcelona this season but with the firepower at their disposal, they still look well on course to win the league title. Coutinho to Suarez to Messi.

Suarez assisted Messi, applied a classy finish and was on the end of a scintillating team move for Barca's first.

Coutinho has played a combined total of just 40 minutes in his last three La Liga appearances and the 26-year-old is unhappy with his current situation.

Coutinho had been associated with Liverpool

Suarez opened and concluded the scoring for Barcelona at Camp Nou.

'Now Coutinho isn't playing and it's the other way around.

Coutinho became the club's most expensive signing in history when he swapped Merseyside for Barcelona but it has not all gone to plan for the club or the player.

Suarez, who set up Messi's goal, also paid tribute to his team-mate.

Coutinho was at the heart of a slick raid, playing a one-two with Suarez and then sliding the Uruguayan in on goal with a defence-splitting pass. Suarez needed a couple of touches to get the ball out from under his feet but he quickly adjusted to shoot beyond the advancing Asier Riesgo.

Griezmann has now scored all of Atletico's last six goals and this latest one proved the difference in a cagey contest at the Wanda Metropolitano. "I can not do anything without my team-mates".

United's managerial future is still uncertain with the fans split over whether to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the permanent managerial role or to steal Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino.

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