Messi set two new LaLiga’s records

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a double in the match against Espanyol (0:4).

Barcelona defeated Espanyol in the Catalan derby in LaLiga’s 15th round match. Lionel Messi scored twice in that derby and performed in a truly magnificent way.

Thus, Messi scored his tenth (and later eleventh) goal in LaLiga’s current season. The 31-year-old Argentine became the first football player to score at least 10 goals in 13 LaLiga seasons in a row.

Also, Leo scored both of his goals from a free-kick, so he set another record. From January 1, 2014, he scored 19 goals in LaLiga with free kicks. Juventus came closest to this indicator, but six different performers scored for the Turin club.

During this period, Barcelona scored 24 free-kick goals (19 on Messi’s account), Juventus – 18, Lyon, Roma and Real – 14 and Bayern Munich – 13 goals.

Messi has played 13 matches in Spanish Primera in this season, having scored 11 goals and given 8 assists.

Barcelona are occupying first line with 31 points in the asset after fifteen rounds.

(Reporting by Kovtunov Ilya, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)

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