Messi set another record in 3-0 win over Eibar

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/01/2019

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has set another record in Spain as he becomes the first player to score 400 La Liga goal in the 3-0 win over on Sunday night as the hosts extend lead at the top to five points.

The 31-year-old forward drove the ball into the bottom corner after being teed up by Luis Suarez, who added two goals to his own tally either side of the Argentina international marking another historic record at the Camp Nou.

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Messi is the first player to score 400 goals in a single league across Europe's top five leagues reaching the milestone in 63 games fewer than Cristiano Ronaldo did, and he has now nearly doubled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 strikes.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner extends his lead as La Liga's all-time leading record scorer with Juventus' Ronaldo second having scored 311 goals in 292 games at Real Madrid and Telmo Zarra, who played for Athletic Bilbao from 1940 to 1955, with 251 efforts followed by Mexican Hugo Sanchez with 234 and Real Madrid legend Raul with 228.

Messi has now notch 575 goals for Barcelona from 659 in all competition.