Superstar Lionel Messi scores 50 goals for sixth year in a row

Tanya Simon
December 24, 2019

Lionel Messi netted Barcelona's third goal in their 4-1 win against Alaves on Saturday afternoon, which means that the Argentine has managed to reach at least 50 goals in a calendar year for the ninth time in his career, reports Marca. Messi only missed touching the number back in 2013 when he scored 45 goals.

Goals from Antoine Griezmann and Arturo Vidal had Barca 2-0 up at the break. Barcelona are now 3 points clear off Real Madrid in the La Liga.

The Polish worldwide will play one further match in 2019 before heading for groin surgery and, if he is able to score twice against Wolfsburg, then he will draw level with Messi on 33.

"They were starting to grow after their goal and the game could have turned risky for us but Messi scored and made everything easier for us".

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They will be top of La Liga over Christmas, unless Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao by six goals on Sunday (20:00 GMT).

Vidal bagged a second simply earlier than half-time when put into open area on the fitting as Barcelona overwhelmed the guests, however they need to have gone into the break greater than 2-Zero forward.

While there was some debate as to whether he deserved those individual accolades, the general consensus seems to be that it was simply Messi's year, despite Barcelona's UEFA Champions League disappointment.

But Messi smashed home an excellent 25-yard strike and then Suarez scored a penalty following a handball.

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