Leo Messi is today celebrating his 33rd birthday in Barcelona, on this occasion with the domestic league campaign ongoing. One thing that hasn't changed are the shows of affection and the birthday wishes received from supporters based all over the world. Happy birthday, Leo!
Leo Messi tonight brought his tally of assists across all competitions for Barcelona to 250. His latest assist teed up Ivan Rakitić to net the winner in the 1-0 triumph over Athletic.
Barcelona welcome Athletic to the Camp Nou on Tuesday for the sides' LaLiga fixture. Leo Messi is just a goal short of bringing his career tally to 700, including his strikes for the Azulgranas and the Argentine national team.
Barcelona played out a goalless stalemate against Sevilla in the sides' LaLiga meeting at the Sánchez-Pizjuán. Barça are next in action on Tuesday, when Athletic Club travel to the Camp Nou.
Barcelona will be looking to remain in pole position in the LaLiga standings when they travel to face Sevilla on Friday. Leo Messi heads into the game having netted in his two outings since the competition's return.
Leo Messi dedicated his 699th career goal to his three children by imitating the pose of one of the characters who features in a game the family often play together as he celebrated his strike.