Messi sets new Liga landmark as Barca down Atletico in top of table clash


Lionel Messi has surpassed Iker Casillas because the Liga star with most wins within the competitors as he helped Barcelona take an enormous step in direction of the title on Saturday.

The Catalans have been made to sweat for the three factors by Atletico Madrid, regardless of the guests shedding Diego Costa early in Camp Nou attributable to a crimson card for dissent .

It was not till the 84th minutes that Barca made the breakthrough, having seen Jan Oblak frustrate the likes of Messi and Luis Suarez with a string of sensible saves.

Messi then stepped up simply two minutes later with an outrageous no-look end that left Oblak rooted to the spot, assuring a hard-fought 2-Zero victory for the league leaders.

It additionally marked a second of particular person distinction for the Argentina, as he despatched one other long-standing Liga report tumbling.

Messi has now racked up 335 wins within the Spanish prime flight, a quantity larger than another participant within the historical past of the division.

The earlier holder of the milestone was Iker Casillas, who had managed 334 throughout his lengthy, distinguished spell between the posts for Actual Madrid.

Leo, furthermore, wanted simply 447 video games to succeed in the brand new report in comparison with Casillas’ 510 outings – which means a complete win fee of slightly below 75 per cent when on the pitch for Barca.

The Argentine now boasts 33 objectives within the present Liga marketing campaign, 13 greater than nearest rival Suarez.