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Lionel Messi posts more amazing stats with Valencia double

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The GOAT can’t stop scoring

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona capatain Lionel Messi hit all kinds of landmarks with his two goals against Valencia on Saturday.

The GOAT scored twice to rescue a point for Barcelona in a tough match, and in the process become the first player in Europe’s top leagues to reach 20 league goals for the season (make that 21 by full time).

His first goal also means he’s now been involved in 30 league goals this season (yep that’s now 31).

And that’s just the 11 seasons in a row when he’s scored at least 20 goals:

His first was from the penalty spot, that’s the 50th penalty he’s scored in La Liga:

He’s also on his best goalscoring run for over five years.

This shows exactly the kind of ridiculous goalscoring form we’re talking about:

All of which means there are only two La Liga matches this season when he has not scored or assisted (against Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad).

Phenomenal.