I know it seems like Lionel Messi has broken every goal scoring record that there is, but he still has a few to get. When Barcelona travel to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid tomorrow, for the first leg of the Copa Del Rey Clasico semi-final, the little magician will be looking to put his name to at least two more records tomorrow.
One of those records is purely personal, and that will soon be the only records available to the Argentinean forward. As it stands, the Bernabeu and the Vicente Calderon stadium of Athletico Madrid are equal top for Messi in away goals, he has scored eight in each of them. Obviously, if he hits the net tomorrow, the ground of Real Madrid will be his favourite, especially if we win.
There is another record that specifically relates to Clasico games between the two Spanish giants. The player who has scored the most goals in these games is another Argentine, Alfredo Di Stefano. The striker is a Real Madrid legend, and scored 18 goals in Clasicos from 1953 to 1964. Lionel Messi has so far scored 17 in 22 games, so one goal will make him equal with the great man.
If Messi scores another hat-trick tomorrow, he will have scored 300 goals for Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo reached 300 club goals at the weekend, but he is older than Messi and has played in 138 more games. Messi did become the youngest ever player to reach 200 goals in La Liga at the weekend. He is five years younger than Raul was when he achieved the feat.