Editorial (August 20, 2018) – Saying Lionel Messi set another record with FC Barcelona is nothing new, of course, he did it again.
How Barcelona reached the 6,000th goal in La Liga alongside Messi
Messi scored Barcelona’s 6,000th goal in La Liga after he netted another masterpiece in the first matchup of the season.
Messi started his 15th season in the Spanish league scoring twice in the 3-0 victory over Alaves, including the opener goal with a superb free-kick in the 64th minute.
The Argentinean put Barcelona together with Real Madrid as the only clubs with 6.000+ goals in Spain’s domestic league.
The Argentinean is on his way to earn his sixth ”Pichichi” trophy as La Liga goalscoring leader to tie Telmo Zarra as with the most in history.
It is early in the season, but Messi will have an easier path to the Golden Boot because Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer playing in Spain.
Tough, Messi still has some rivals who can be a threat to his sixth Pichichi. One of them is his teammate Luis Suarez, who won La Liga scoring title in 2015-16 seasons.
Not to mention Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezzman, who finished third in the Golden Boot race three years ago. Diego Costa, another Atletico Madrid’s striker, can be a legit warn to Messi this season.
Other than them, it is difficult to not see Messi lift the Pichichi at the end of the season.
Barca passed a hard milestone this past weekend, but in fact, Messi scored the 5,000th and 6,000th.
Let’s take a look at Barcelona’s every 1,000th goal in La Liga:
1st goal: Parera put himself in Barca’s history books after he scored the first goal for his team in La Liga on February 12, 1929, in the 2-0 win against Racing Santander.
1,000th: Marco Aurelio reached the first milestone after scoring the first of the six goals for Barcelona in the 6-1 triumph over Lleida on October 22, 1950.
2,000th: 14 years passed before another breakthrough when Zabala netted in the 4-0 trashed out against Valencia on January 12, 1964.
3,000th: Almost two decades crossed the road before the Big 3 came, and it was Quini who nailed it in the 4-3 victory against Castellon on January 26, 1982.
4,000th: Amor added another round number on March 9, 1996, in the 4-1 win over Valencia.
5,000th: Messi scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory against Racing Santander on February 9, 2009.
6,000th: The Argentinean showed up to make history one more after the Catalunia team beat Alaves 3-0 to arrive at the 6k club on August 18, 2018.