Messi scores 400th as Barca win 3-0

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Sport 2 - La Liga

BARCELONA – Lionel Messi be­came the first man to score 400 goals as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win at home to Eibar yes­ter­day which kept the Cata­lans five points clear at the top of the stand­ings at the half­way point of the sea­son.

Luis Suarez, who scored twice, helped tee up Messi’s land­mark goal, which came in the 53rd minute of the Ar­gen­tine’s 435th league ap­pear­ance for Barca and saw the league’s top scorer in­crease his tally to 17 goals in 17 games this cam­paign.

It was an­other re­mark­able mile­stone for Messi, who has been the league’s lead­ing scorer since 2014, with Cris­tiano Ron­aldo next on the list with 311 goals.

(Reuters)

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