- Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo to become the highest goals scorer in Europe with 415
- The 31-year-old started the game on the bench but had a major impact on the game when he was introduced into the game
Messi also increased his goal tally in the La Liga to 32 after 30 matches while assisting 12 other goals
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has broken yet another record in top five European Leagues after scoring one of his side's goals against Villarreal on Tuesday, April 2.
The 31-year-old came on in the 61st minute and scored a stunner from in the 90th minute, before Luis Suarez finally rescued a point for the visitors through his 93rd minute long range shot.
His goal tally has now been take to 42 goals this campaign, with 14 assists after 38 matches in all competitions this campaign.
Messi didn't just stop at increasing his goal tally after the game, he has also became the highest goals scorer in top five European Leagues with 415 goals according to news outlet One Football.
One better than his arch rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Italian League champions Juventus.
The Portuguese forward made his debut in the top five League after joining Manchester United in 2013, while Messi made his La Liga bow one year later.
Messi, who is currently Barca's captain is expected to keep hold on the record over the former Real Madrid forward.
Legit.ng earlier reported that in Tuesday's La Liga clash.
The 31-year-old inspired the Catalans to a dramatic comeback having trailed the hosts 4-2 with minutes left to play in the match.
Messi scored in the 90th minute befoe Luis Suarez's last minute strike saved the visitors from not losing all three points in the game.
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