Lionel Messi: Another Incredible record in sight
When Barcelona take to the field against Celta de Vigo after the international break, all eyes would invariably be on one little magician, who’s on the brink of yet another amazing feat. Lionel Messi, with his brace against Rayo Vallecano, has now scored in 18 consecutive La Liga games, and in the process has set a new world record, overhauling Teodor Pewterek’s 1937-38 record of scoring in 16 straight games for Ruch Chorzow.
Should he find the net against Celta, he will have emulated Cristiano Ronaldo’s feat from last season, when the Madrid star scored against all nineteen other La Liga sides, but will have incredibly done so, in consecutive games. Scoring in nineteen consecutive games would also mean that he’s scored in games stretching for half a season non-stop, a ludicrous record to even think about, and one that could match his insane 91-goal tally for last season for sheer lunacy.
Let’s have a look at his exploits that started on the 11th of November, and as millions of football fans hope, will culminate in yet another near unbreakable record.
Round 11: Mallorca (a) Won 4-2 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 12: Real Zaragoza (h) Won 3-1 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 13: Levante (a) Won 4-0 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 14: Athletic Bilbao (h) Won 5-1 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 15: Real Betis (a) Won 2-1 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 16: Atletico Madrid (h) Won 4-1 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 17: Real Valladolid (a) Won 3-1 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 18: Espanyol (h) Won 4-0 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 19: Malaga (a) Won 3-1 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 20: Real Sociedad (a) Lost 3-2 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 21: Osasuna (h) Won 5-1 (Messi 4 goals)
Round 22: Valencia (a) Drew 1-1 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 23: Getafe (h) Won 6-1 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 24: Granada (a) Won 2-1 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 25: Sevilla (h) Won 2-1 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 26: Real Madrid (a) Lost 2-1 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 27: Deportivo (h) Won 2-0 (Messi 1 goal)
Round 28: Rayo Vallecano (h) Won 3-1 (Messi 2 goals)
Round 29: Celta de Vigo (a) ??