Another game, yet another record for Messi.
This one he dedicated to his outgoing manager Pep Guardiola.
Messi scored all four of Barcelona's goals Saturday in a 4-0 home win over Espanyol. After the fourth, Messi celebrated with Guardiola—who will leave Barcelona after the season—along the touchline.
Messi's four goals gave him 72 this season in all competitions, and 50 in La Liga. In comparison, Athletic Bilbao have scored 49 in the league with one game left.
With 72 goals, Messi has broken Archie Stark's record of 70 for Bethlehem Steele in 1924-25. Apparently that was the all-time world record.
Messi's fourth goal Saturday, a penalty, appears in the video at left. Click here to see all four goals he scored against Espanyol, and here for all 72 he has scored this season.