Messi breaks Pele’s long-standing record

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Lionel Messi scored his 644th goal to surpass Pele as the all-time record scorer for a single club as Barcelona hammered Real Valladolid 3-0 away in La Liga on Tuesday evening.

Ronald Koeman’s side sealed a first away win in La Liga since October, in five matches and they remain fifth, moving on to 24 points after 14 games.

Messi’s second-half goal saw him overtake the mark which the Brazil great had amassed over 19 seasons for Santos.

The Argentine had a hand in all Barca’s three goals.

The 33-year-old provided an assist for the first goal when picked out defender Clement Lenglet with a cross and the Frenchman rose to head the Spanish giants in front after 21 minutes.

He also played a part in Barca’s second goal, laying on a pass for right back Sergino Dest to latch on to down the right flank and play a cross into the path of Martin Braithwaite, who found the back of the net in the 35th minute.

Midday through the second half, Messi capped a brilliant individual and team display with a record breaking goal.

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By FARPost Reporter

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