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  • Updated: December 23, 2020

La Liga: Messi Surpasses Pele As Barcelona Defeats Valladolid

La Liga: Messi Surpasses Pele As Barcelona Defeats Valladoli

Barcelona gets back to the winning streak as they cruised past Real Valladolid 3-0 away in La Liga on Tuesday as Lionel Messi scored his 644th goal to surpass Pele as the all-time record scorer for a single club.

AllNews understands that this was Barcelona's first away league win in five matches but they remain fifth, moving on to 24 points after 14 games.

Messi finally got his first assist of the season when he picked out defender Clement Lenglet with a splendid cross and the Frenchman rose to head Barca in front after 21 minutes.

Clement Lenglet then rose a shirt depicting Barcelona loanee, Moussa Wague who has broken his leg while on loan at PAOK, showing the club support for the young defender.

The Argentine also had a hand in Barca's second goal, laying on a pass for right-back Sergino Dest to latch on to down the right flank and play a cross into the path of Martin Braithwaite, who slid in to score in the 35th minute.

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Messi capped a brilliant individual and team display with a splendid goal midway through the second half, running in behind to meet a pass from teenager Pedri and slotting into the far bottom corner to eclipse Pele's scoring mark with Santos.

Messi almost scored a second in added time when he raced through on goal but fired against the post from a tight angle.

Lionel Messi said on his social media page that "when I started playing football I never thought I would break any records, especially the one I broke today, which was Pele's.

I can only thank everyone who helped me all these years; my family, my teammates, my friends, everyone who supports me every day." Barcelona skipper concluded.

Atletico Madrid is top with 32 points from 13 games after a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad earlier on Tuesday.

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