23 Apr 2021: La Liga, Messi scripts these records for Barcelona: Details here
Barcelona thrashed Getafe 5-2 to climb to third in La Liga, two points behind second-placed Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi was in the heart of things, scoring twice and contributing with an assist.
The Spanish giants have a game in hand and could get back to second, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid (73).
Messi scripted these records after another solid performance.
La Liga: Barca thump Getafe at home
Messi broke the deadlock in just the eighth minute as Getafe equalized right after through Clement Lenglet's own goal.
A mix-up between Sofian Chakla and keeper David Soria restored Barca's lead before Messi made it 3-1.
Enes Unal scored a penalty to make it 3-2 but Barca rallied back with goals from Ronald Araujo and Antoine Griezmann.
La Liga: Messi gets to 25 La Liga goals this season
Messi has reached 25 goals in La Liga 2020-21 season with this brace.
The Argentine is the leading scorer this season. He has also registered nine assists and is involved in most goals this season (34).
This is the 12th straight season in La Liga in which Messi has netted 25+ goals.
Fact: Messi has raced to 667 goals in all competitions
Messi has now raced to 469 goals in just 514 La Liga matches. Overall, the Barcelona superstar has amassed 667 goals in 772 games for the club.
Opta stats: Messi scripts these records as well
Messi has ended his worst run without scoring versus Getafe at home in La Liga (three games in a row).
Messi has scored more goals this season in La Liga than Getafe (24).
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only top 5 European leagues players to have both scored at least 25 goals in a single campaign in 12 different seasons this century.
Fact: Messi scripts this record alongside Pique for Barca
Messi and defender Gerarrd Pique have appeared on the field together for the 500th time in their careers. Both players were in the starting line-up against Getafe. Meanwhile, Messi has only played alongside Sergio Busquets on more occasions, 560.