Argentina and Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, if not the greatest player with the 31-year-old winning a slew of professional and individual honours, while also creating and breaking a number of records.
The striker was at it again during Barcelona's 2-1 loss to Valencia in the final of the Copa del Rey, setting another record by becoming the first player to score in six separate finals of the competition.
Lionel Messi is the first player in history to score in six different Copa del Rey finals:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 25, 2019
One might not be enough tonight. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/rVac2r05wt
The Argentina overtook another legend in Athletic Bilabao's, Telmo Zarra, who scored in five Copa del Rey finals between 1942 and 1950. When it comes to the most goals in the competition though, Messi is a long way behind as they currently sits in sixth place on the list.
Messi has been in brilliant form this season, netting 51 goals in just 50 games to win a record sixth European Golden Shoe, while also leading the club to the La Liga title. However, despite his performances, the club have struggled of late getting knocked out in humiliating fashion to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League while now losing to Valencia.
The Catalan giants have looked a shadow of themselves in recent times and will no doubt need to inject some talent in the summer in order to strengthen their squad for next season.