Saturday, February 15, 2014

INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL : Lionel Messi matches Telmo Zarra scoring record

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi has matched the the long standing record held by legendary Athletic Club Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra, for career goals whilst playing for one club in Spain.

A record that has stood for decades was matched by Lionel Messi on Wednesday night, with a magical goal against Real Sociedad in the semi-final second-leg of the Copa del Rey. His 335th goal in 404 competitive matches for Barcelona.

That figure now places him alongside the legendary Athletic Club Bilbao striker of the 1940′s and 1950′s, Telmo Zarra, widely regarded as the greatest striker ever to have graced Spanish football. Zarra achieved his feat of 335 goals in 354 official matches.

The next goal that Messi scores will see him break beyond that record, to become the player to have scored the most goals in the shirt of one club, when he inevitably next finds the back of the net, consigning yet another landmark in his glittering career with Barcelona, whilst still only 26-years-old.

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