With his brace last weekend in Seville putting his Barcelona goal tally at 335, Leo Messi became the leading goalscorer for a single Spanish club.
This weekend, the Argentinean superstar scored yet another brace and broke another record. In doing his part in the Blaugrana's 6-0 demolition of relegation contenders Rayo Vallecano, Messi leapfrogged Alfredo Di Stefano's La Liga goal tally, putting his league record at 228 strikes in 263 matches—one game more than Stefano, as per Reuters (via The Guardian).
The Atomic Flea also jumped to joint third in the all-time Spanish Primera scorer list along with Raul with just Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra (251) and Mexican maestro Hugo Sanchez (234) ahead of him.
To use Iain Dowie's favourite term, Messi has shown an incredible level of bouncebackability from his recent injury concerns. His first goal of Saturday's match, meanwhile, was a sublime chip that will count among his best executed strikes.