Lionel Messi equals Gerd Muller's record for most goals with single club

Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 11:47 IST | PA Sport

Lionel Messi equalled Gerd Muller's record 525 goals with a single club in Europe's top five leagues as Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points after a 2-0 victory over 10-man Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica

Lionel Messi equalled Gerd Muller's record 525 goals with a single club in Europe's top five leagues as Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points after a 2-0 victory over 10-man Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

The visitors had to wait until the 72nd minute to break the deadlock and it came from Uruguay international Luis Suarez who fired Paco Alcacer's assist home from close range. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi struck seven minutes from time to double Barca's lead as he collected the ball outside the box and went on a run before slotting past Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. It extended their unbeaten league run to 15 games and equalled former Bayern Munich striker Muller's record.

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605 No. of matches Lionel Messi took to score his 525th goal for Barcelona

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