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Messi breaks record by scoring in 17th consecutive league game

FC Barcelona v RC Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga

Lionel Messi scores the second goal for Barcelona against RC Deportivo

Lionel Messi scored in his 17th consecutive league match, breaking a record that has stood since the 1930′s according to Barcelona‘s official website. Messi scored against Deportivo at the Camp Nou over the weekend.

Despite not starting in the match against Deportivo, Messi scored after coming on. He now has 27 goals in the last 17 league matches at an amazing average of 1.58 goals per match.

The previous record of scoring in 16 consecutive league matches was held by Teodor Pewterek, who set it way back in the 1937-38 season. He scored 22 goals for the Polish club, Ruch Chorzów.

The Barcelona star started his goal-scoring streak in the 11th week of the season and since then he has found the net 27 times. He tops the league chart of top goal scorers with 40 goals, followed by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (24 goals) and Atletico’s Radamel Falcao (21 goals). He has scored 51 goals in all competitions this season.

(Source: FC Barcelona Official site)

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