FC Barcelona news: Lionel Messi breaks two all-time LaLiga records

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Lionel Messi was the star of the show once again on Sunday when he contributed with two goals and an assist in FC Barcelona's resounding 5-0 win over Alaves, breaking two all-time LaLiga records in the process.

The Argentine's brace took him to 25 goals for the LaLiga campaign, which, despite being his lowest league return since the 2008/09 season, was enough for him to see off competition from Karim Benzema to win the Golden Boot award.

In doing so, the 33-year-old claimed the seventh Pichichi trophy of his career, breaking the record of six he previously shared with Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra.

Messi's assist for Ansu Fati's opening goal also saw him break former teammate Xavi Hernandez's record for the most assists in a single LaLiga campaign, with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner having set up 21 goals for the season.

According to ESPN, that tally is the most across any of Europe's top five leagues over the past decade, equalling Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller's record, which was also set this season.

Scroll through the gallery for a selection of Lion
Scroll through the gallery for a selection of Lionel Messi's LaLiga records
Most goals in LaLiga history – 444
Most goals in LaLiga history – 444
Most goals in a single LaLiga season – 50
Most goals in a single LaLiga season – 50
Most assists in LaLiga history – 185
Most assists in LaLiga history – 185
Most LaLiga hat-tricks – 36
Most LaLiga hat-tricks – 36
First player to score and assist 20+ goals in a si
First player to score and assist 20+ goals in a single LaLiga season
Most LaLiga titles by a non-Spanish player – 10
Most LaLiga titles by a non-Spanish player – 10
Most LaLiga matches won – 360
Most LaLiga matches won – 360
First player to score in 16 consecutive LaLiga sea
First player to score in 16 consecutive LaLiga seasons
Most goals scored from free-kicks in LaLiga – 34
Most goals scored from free-kicks in LaLiga – 34
Most LaLiga matches scored in in a row – 21
Most LaLiga matches scored in in a row – 21
Youngest player to reach 200 LaLiga goals and the
Youngest player to reach 200 LaLiga goals and the first to score 300, 350 and 400 LaLiga goals