Messi was in inspirational mood at Camp Nou, scoring twice and then sending in a delicious ball for Jordi Alba to make it 3-0.
Goals from Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic followed but it was Messi’s night once again and his recent record in the Copa del Rey is something else.
1 – Lionel Messi has had a hand in 24 goals in his last 14 games in the Copa del Rey (14 goals and 10 assists). Monarch. pic.twitter.com/X3wYUnlzJ4
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 11, 2018
Messi’s goals also mean he is now in the top 10 Copa del Rey goalscorers of all time with 46 goals in the competition.
⚽ With those two goals #Messi now has 46 in the Copa del Rey and moves into the all time Well done, Leo! 1⃣ Zarra 81⚽ 2⃣ Samitier 69⚽ 3⃣ Gorostiza 62⚽ 4⃣ Quini 55⚽ 5⃣ Mundo 52⚽ 6⃣ Kubala 49⚽ 7⃣ Puskas 49⚽ 8⃣ Santillana 48⚽ 9⃣ César 47⚽ Messi 46⚽ pic.twitter.com/pwxXCZhxCR
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 11, 2018
He’s got some way to go to top the list, but you certainly wouldn’t put it past the little genuis now would you?