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Lionel Messi hits 20 goals for 12th consecutive season

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La Liga is back and Messi’s still breaking records

RCD Mallorca v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi was at it again on Saturday night against Real Mallorca at Son Moix.

The Barcelona captain had to wait until stoppage time to get his goal but his patience was rewarded when he casually slung one into the top corner to bring up 20 for the season.

The goal means that he’s now scored at least 20 goals for the last 12 seasons in a row in La Liga, something no other player has ever managed.

It’s yet another record for Messi’s collection and one that doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. The GOAT has been in prolific form again this season and spoke recently about how he felt the break from competition would benefit from Barcelona.