Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar at the Nou Camp to recover their important lead at the highest point of the table.

Messi, the record-breaking driving scorer in the Spanish best flight, completed into the base corner for Barca’s second.

The milestone objective comes in the Argentine’s 435th group diversion.

Luis Suarez prior place Barca in front by completing a fine group move before tucking in his side’s third in the second half.

Messi, who turns into the primary player to score 400 objectives in only one of Europe’s main five groups, could have scored a second yet he shot directly at Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo from the edge of the case.

The triumph takes Barcelona five clear of second-put Atletico Madrid.

Genuine Madrid are 13 points behind in fifth however the European bosses will move into the best four with triumph over Real Betis later on Sunday (kick-off 19:45 GMT).

Messi achieves noteworthy aggregate

Messi was calm for a great part of the amusement with his objective originating from his initially shot.

The 31-year-old is the second player to score 400 objectives over Europe’s main five groups, following Cristiano Ronaldo whose 409 class objectives in 507 diversions have been scored in England, Spain and Italy.

The objective against Eibar implies Messi has achieved 400 objectives 63 diversions faster than Ronaldo achieved a similar achievement.

It likewise expands his lead as La Liga’s untouched driving record scorer with Juventus’ Ronaldo second having scored 311 objectives in 292 recreations at Real Madrid and Telmo Zarra, who scored 251 La Liga objectives third.

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