Messi Joins Ronaldo in European League Record Books With 25th La Liga Goal of Season

Messi Joins Ronaldo in European League Record Books With 25th La Liga Goal of Season

- Lionel Messi has now scored at least 25 goals in all competitions in the last 12 consecutive years

- The Argentine now equals rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s record reaching such an amazing landmark

- Messi found the back of the net twice against Getafe in the La Liga to reach the feat

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Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only two players in footballing history to score at least 25 goals in 12 seasons across Europe's top five leagues.

The Argentine legend reached the landmark in Barca’s 5-2 win over Getafe when he scored two stunning goals.

Messi found the back of the net twice in the first half of the encounter before teeing up Ronald Araujo to head a contest-settling fourth Barca goal and then playing in Antoine Griezmann to win a late penalty.

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Unlike Ronaldo, Messi achieved this unbelievable feat of at least 25 goals in consecutive campaigns, beginning in 2009-10.

While Ronaldo has had such seasons for Manchester United, Real Madrid and current club Juventus, for whom he has scored 25 in Serie A this season, Messi's goals have all come with Barcelona.

Messi had previously not scored in his three most recent appearances against them at Camp Nou, his longest streak without scoring at home against them in the competition.

Messi Joins Ronaldo in European League Record Books With 25th La Liga Goal of Season
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in pep talk. Photo: Nicolò Campo
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Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be allowed to be among players forming a wall for Juventus after cheaply letting Parma score during Serie A game.

Gaston Brugman put the visitors into a shock lead after his free-kick passed through Ronaldo who defended poorly to give the relegation-threatened side the lead.

Former Bianconeri boss Fabio Capello and club legend Alessandro del Piero slammed the Portuguese star, claiming his mistake was unforgivable.

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And after the game, Pirlo revealed that he will consider not putting Ronaldo among the defensive wall when opponents want to take a set-piece.

And after the game, Pirlo revealed that he will consider not putting Ronaldo among the defensive wall when opponents want to take a set-piece.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are both missing in the latest top 10 forwards in world football.

Surprisingly, Manchester City forward Phil Foden was named alongside Lionel Messi in the list which many has termed as controversial.

It excludes sensational strikers including Tottenham’s Harry Kane as well as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland - a list many expect Lionel Messi to be number one.

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