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Lionel Messi weaves through Osasuna defenders to become Barcelona's all-time leading scorer

Brooks Peck
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At a mere 26 years old, Lionel Messi has now scored 370 career goals to become Barcelona's all-time leading scorer. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner scored twice against Osasuna to match and then surpass Barca's previous scoring leader Paulino Alcontara, who played 13 years for the club before retiring in 1927.

Messi opened the scoring against Osasuna in the 18th minute. After goals from teammates Alexis Sanchez and Andres Iniesta, Messi ran through several of Osasuna's nine useless defenders packed in the box to score his record-breaking goal from close range.

It should be noted that goals in friendlies were counted in these totals, which, for Messi, only hastens his inevitable arrival at the 400 mark. Again, he's still only 26 years old. It's easy to forget that. Even though I've said it twice now.

UPDATE: Messi completed his hat trick to round out the day and Barcelona won 7-0. Osasuna might want to work on not letting that happen.

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(AFP Photo/Lluis Gene)

 

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