Leo Messi is currently three strikes away from scoring his 700th goal in competitive games with Barcelona and the Argentina national team. The forward is now on the verge of another career landmark.
This Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of Leo Messi's second treble in a Barcelona shirt. The Azulgranas completed the treble following a 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final, after having previously secured the LaLiga and Copa del Rey crowns.
As reported by WhoScored, Leo Messi leads the way in the combined goal and assist stakes across the five major European leagues since August 2017, with a tally of 126.
Five years ago today, Leo Messi netted the greatest-ever goal scored in a Copa del Rey final and one of the finest strikes of his career. The Argentine opened the scoring after weaving his way past a number of Athletic players in a game in which Barcelona ran out 3-1 winners.
On this day in 2009, Leo Messi was on target in the Champions League final against Manchester United. The 2-0 triumph at Rome's Stadio Olimpico saw Barcelona clinch the club's first league, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble.
LaLiga is due to resume during the week commencing 8 June, when Leo Messi will return to league action with Barcelona. The Azulgranas currently lie top of the league and Leo leads the way in the Pichichi Trophy standings on 19 goals, whilst he is also the division's leading assist provider. Barça's first outing sees them travel to Mallorca.