Lionel Messi’s double against Espanyol on Saturday not only saw him surpass 40 goals for the season, he also matched a La Liga record for most wins.
The Barcelona captain has now tasted victory 334 times in Spain’s top flight, level with Iker Casillas at the top of the standings:
334 - @FCBarcelona_es ’s Leo Messi is now the player to win more games in LaLiga history (334, alongside Iker Casillas). Myth. pic.twitter.com/xsL2yLcnZK— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 30, 2019
Messi can now move out on his own with 335 wins with victory over Villarreal on Tuesday night in Barcelona’s next game.
Barca beat Villarreal 2-0 at the Camp Nou back in December, and the Yellow Submarine have endured a pretty tough season and are battling relegation.
They come into the game after a tough result on Saturday. Villarreal went 2-0 up against Celta Vigo but were beaten 3-2 and are just a point above the drop zone.