Messi Brakes over eighty-year old record


Record breaking performance in not a news these days for Barcelona starlet Lionel Messi who registered his name alongside an exclusive record which has been unbroken since 1930. He became the only player to score in straight seventeen La Laiga games breaking Pole Teodor Pewterek’s 1937-38 record of scoring in 16 straight games for his club Ruch Chorzow. Barcelona’s last La Liga match against Deportivo La Coruna became the memorable one where Barca won comprehensively by 2-0. This season is again proving to be a good one for Messi coz he has scored 52 goals across all leagues including Champion League and 27 La Liga goals. Actually, the match was already one sided, that is why most of the star Barca players were sitting on the bench. Barca’s next big clash is with AC Milan on Tuesday where they would try to overturn the earlier loss in Champions League that ousted them from the title race. Barcelona informed about Messi’s another big achievement through its official website where they mentioned,

“Leo Messi broke another record this evening. Despite the fact that he didn’t start, Barça’s number 10 once again found the back of the net, which means he’s scored in 17 consecutive La Liga matches. Messi’s newest feat is unrivaled in football, no other player has scored consecutively in as many league matches.

“With his goal against Deportivo, Messi broke the record set by Teodor Pewterek, who scored in 16 consecutive league matches between 1937 and 1938. In those 16 matches, the Ruch Chorzów player scored 22 goals, according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.”

As mentioned, Barca put on a brief comparison between two record holders: Messi and Teodor Pewterek stating Messi scored 27 goals in last seventeen league matches while Pewterek had scored 22 goals during his sixteen played matches during 1937-38. Moreover, Messi’s affords are also worthwhile looking at the time he spent on the field; perhaps he was there just for 32 minutes and he utilized each second of it to enhance his sore tally in consecutive matches. Barca also mentioned, “Messi started his goalscoring streak on Week 11 of the league, in the match against Mallorca, where he scored two goals. Since then, he’s netted 27 times in 17 matches (1.58 goals per match). Overall in the league, Messi is the leading scorer with 40 goals, ahead of Cristiano (24) and Falcao (21). Counting all official competitions, Messi has scored 51 goals.”