Lionel Messi’s five best Barcelona goals after breaking Pele record

Lionel Messi made more history as Barcelona got back to winning ways in LaLiga on Tuesday night.

Messi scored for the 644th time for the Catalan giants in a routine 3-0 victory at Real Valladolid, with the Argentinian breaking Pele’s record for the most goals at a single club.

The Barca captain, into his 17th season at the Nou Camp, was teed up by a Pedri backheel midway through the second half before finding the back of the net with a trademark left-foot finish.

By this stage, the visitors were already cruising thanks to first-half goals from Clement Lenglet and Martin Braithwaite as they extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

They were held at home to Valencia at the weekend but took charge on Tuesday night when Lenglet headed home from Messi’s cross after 21 minutes while Braithwaite turned in Sergino Dest’s ball from the right after half an hour.

Messi then ensured he would claim the headlines, having equalled Pele’s record at the weekend, as Barca stayed fifth in the table.

Number 644 wasn’t as spectacular as some of those that preceded it. Check out the top five goals Messi has scored for Barcelona, as voted for by fans, in the video above.

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