#2: MOST GOALS IN A SINGLE LA LIGA APPEARANCE
Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have destroyed multiple goal-scoring records in both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League but here’s one record that still stands – 86 years after it was first set in the Spanish top division.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a step ahead of Messi, by scoring 5 goals in a single La Liga match on two different occasions. But, there have been two players in the La Liga history to score 7 goals in a single fixture.
Athletic Bilbao’s Agustin Sauto scored seven goals in one game back in 1932, a feat that was then repeated in 1952 by Barcelona’s Laszlo Kubala. Messi, on the other hand, has scored only four goals in a single match.
#1: SCORE IN EVERY MINUTE OF A FOOTBALL MATCH
This, by far, remains the toughest record to be broken by Lionel Messi. His arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo and former Barcelona team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the only two players in the world who have broken this feat. If he can achieve this record, he will be the third player in the world to do so.
Messi has yet to score in first two minutes of a football match. He is especially lethal at the end of first and second halves. Between the 45th minute and the end of the half, he has scored 12 goals and between 90 and the end of stoppage time, 29. The other minutes that Messi has an affinity for are between 80 and 88. He has scored 43 times in this window.