It is no secret that Leo Messi is a scoring machine, but his most recent two-goal outing saw him do something that has not been done in almost 40 years.
Messi upped his season total to 60 goals scored across all competitions with his brace in Barcelona's 4-1 win vs. Real Zaragoza, marking the first time a player has scored that many in a major European league since Gerd Mueller found the net 67 times for Bayern Munich in 1972-1973.
With 38 goals to his name in La Liga this season, the Argentine star is currently ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo by one to lead the league in scoring. Both players are within striking distance of Ronaldo's league record of 40 goals scored in one season, which the Portuguese attacker accomplished last campaign.
Messi still has seven league games to build on his season total, but he also has 10 games (11 if Barcelona reaches the Champions League final) to add on to the 60 he has netted in all competitions. If he can accomplish both these feats while simultaneously helping Barcelona in the race for first in La Liga and in the club's quest for a Champions League title, Messi will continue to make the case that he is the best player to ever play the game.
If you missed Messi's goals this weekend, you can see them here:
What do you think of Messi's season so far? Expecting him to surpass Mueller's goal total and beat Ronaldo to the goal-scoring title? Would you consider Messi the best player ever if he scores more than 67 goals and helps Barcelona to a Champions League crown and La Liga title? Are you one of the people who thinks he has to win a World Cup to truly be considered one of the best ever?
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