Lionel Messi has set another astonishing record as Barcelona ran riot at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey
After skipping Barcelona’s tight comeback win over Ibiza in the round of 32, Messi returned to the fold for the last-16 clash against Leganes, helping his side secure a convincing 5-0 triumph in front of the home fans.
The Argentinean has now become the first player in the history of Spanish football to achieve 500 triumphs, as the records keep falling around him, Goal.com confirmed.
While enjoying a rise to the stardom at Barcelona, the 32-year-old has set innumerable amounts of records and now has another eye-catching one to add to his collection.
The Catalans carried a two-goal cushion into the halftime through the likes of Antoine Griezman and Clement Lenglet.
Messi notched a second-half brace, with the substitute, Arthur, adding one more to seal a comfortable victory for the reigning La Liga holders and help them erase the memory of a dismal 2-0 away loss to Valencia at the weekend.