22 Mar 2021: La Liga: Record-breaking Messi helps Barcelona beat Sociedad
Barcelona ace Lionel Messi celebrated a record-breaking 768th appearance for the club with two goals as the Spanish giants thrashed Real Sociedad 6-1 in La Liga.
The 33-year-old forward moved one game clear of former mid-fielder Xavi (767 appearances) as Barca closed the gap on leaders Atletico Madrid to four points.
Here are the major details as Messi thrived once again.
Fact: La Liga: Messi has 31 goal involvements this season
Messi has now been involved in 31 goals this season for Barcelona in La Liga. He has scored 23 goals (highest), besides contributing with eight assists.
Barca: Notable feats achieved by Barcelona
As per Opta, Barcelona have scored six goals in an away game in all competitions for the first time since February 2017 against Alaves at Mendizorroza (0-6), under former manager Luis Enrique.
Ousmane Dembele has now scored 28 goals for Barca in all competitions.
Notably, 14 have been scored with his left foot and 14 with his right.
Fact: Barca unbeaten in 18 La Liga matches