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Lionel Messi equals his own record as he is denied by the woodwork yet again

Eibar v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Lionel Messi is no stranger to picking up records and he was at it yet again as he was denied by the woodwork against Eibar.

The Argentine looked set to make it 2-0 in the first half when he fired at goal from a tight angle but once again saw the ball hit the frame of the goal.

Opta show just how many times he has been denied by the woodwork already this season.

Despite that, Messi did finish the game with an assist which ensures he remains top of the charts in La Liga for both goals and assists.

He is, though, overdue a goal as Messi has not scored in any of his last five games, his last goal coming in the 2-1 win over Alaves.

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