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Video: Lionel Messi reaches another historic milestone in Barcelona win over Sporting Gijon

Barcelona star Lionel Messi continued to break records on Wednesday night as he scored twice in his side’s 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon.

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While the victory moved Barca’s unbeaten run to 31 matches, they’re now also six points clear at the top of the La Liga table as they continue their relentless pursuit of further silverware this season both at home and abroad.

However, it was a memorable night for Messi in particular on Wednesday, as he bagged a brace and in turn became the first player to score more than 300 goals in La Liga.

The 28-year-old netted his first league goal almost 11 years ago, and has gone on to achieve the record by scoring a staggering 301 goals in 336 appearances.

Having turned down the chance to reach the milestone in the win over Celta Vigo at the weekend by, controversially for some, passing his penalty to Luis Suarez to score instead, he didn’t have to wait long to make his mark.

With the Calatan giants continuing to threaten to break away from their title rivals, coupled with their progress in the Champions League where they face Arsenal in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash next week, Messi will be expected to continue setting new records in the coming months and years.

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