Lionel Messi becomes only player to score 20 goals in 12 consecutive seasons

Lionel Messi becomes only player to score 20 goals in 12 consecutive seasons

- Lionel Messi is the only player in La Liga history that has scored 20 goals in 12 seasons

- The Barcelona captain was among the scorers in his side's 4-0 win Mallorca

- Messi is also the player with the highest assists, taking his tally to 14

Lionel Messi has continued to write his name in the history books of Barcelona and La Liga as he became the first player to score 20 goals in 12 straight seasons.

The Argentine attacker scored Barca's fourth goal in their 4-0 victory over Mallorca to take his tally to 20 for the season.

Messi is currently La Liga's all-time topscorer and now the only player in the Spanish topflight division to have scored 20 goals in a dozen season.

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The 32-year-old is also the topscorer in the league and has the highest number of assists after adding two more against Mallorca taking his tally to 14.

Messi was involved in Barcelona's three goals including Martin Braithwaite and Jordi Alba's second and third strike before finding the back of the net in the 90th minute.

Barcelona are now five points ahead of rivals Real Madrid who have a game at hand against Eibar on Sunday, June 14.

Lionel Messi becomes only player to score 20 goals in 12 consecutive seasons

Lionel Messi is the only player to have scored 20 goals in 12 La Liga season. Phot Credit: Getty Images
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Quique Setien expressed satisfaction after the game despite being out of competition for almost three months due to the pandemic.

"The feelings are good," he said. "There are always things that you want to improve, but I am satisfied with the game we have made.

"We have had an effectiveness...but we were fine with the ball. We have had a break, but I am very satisfied.

"To be the first game without playing, we could be accused of a lack of rhythm, but I think it is a good start to face this sprint that we have 10 games left. I have good feelings in general." he told Viva La Liga.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that N'Golo Kante could still join Real Madrid in the summer as Spanish giants have renewed their interest in the Chelsea star, reports claim.

Los Blancos have now placed a massive £71million bid on the French midfielder hoping the Premier League club would be tempted to sell him.

Chelsea are currently on a summer spending spree and could sell the former Leicester City star to fund the transfer moves for their targets.

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