Another brace for Lionel Messi, who scored his 300th and 301st career goals for Barcelona as the Spanish side beat Granada 2-1 on Saturday.
He also extended his scoring run to 14 league games and took his tally for the season to 36 league goals. Some outlets are reporting the figure to be 37 goals, but his effort against Athletic Bilbao on December 11, is expected to be credited to Amorebieta as an own goal. Only Real Madrid, Málaga, Real Sociedad, Atlético and his own Barcelona have been able to score more goals than him.
The Argentinian has only failed to hit the target in four games this season: in the third fixture against Valencia, the 5th against Granada, the 6th against Sevilla and the 10th against Celta.
Elsewhere, there were goals for several other strikers in the top ten, with Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez, Luis Suarez and Philipp Hosiner all netting for Atletico Madrid, Porto Liverpool and Austria Vienna respectively.
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