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Lionel Messi scored his 300th La Liga goal for
Barcelona on Wednesday
Lionel Messi passed the 300 mark for La Liga
goals with his double for Barcelona against
Sporting Gijon on Wednesday night.
The Argentine has now scored 301 times in 334
La Liga appearances for the Catalans since
making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2004.
Here, we recall his goalscoring milestones –
starting with his first league goal against Albacete
in May 2005…
1st goal – v Albacete (May 1, 2005)
A 17-year-old Messi scored his first league goal
for Barcelona against Albacete
Messi’s first goal for Barcelona came against
Albacete two months before his 18th birthday in
May 2005. It was a stylish way to open his
account, latching onto Ronaldinho’s scooped
pass before chipping a clever finish over the
advancing goalkeeper and celebrating wildly with
50th goal – v Malaga (March 22, 2009)
Messi’s 50th goal in La Liga was a superb run
and finish against Malaga
Messi reached his half-century of La Liga goals
with a brilliant strike against Malaga. After
controlling Xavi’s pass on his chest on the right
flank, he charged into the box, beat two
defenders and fired a high, right-footed finish into
the roof of the net.
100th goal – v Almeria (November 20, 2010)
Messi’s 100th La Liga goal came in an 8-0
thrashing of Almeria
Pedro was the provider of No 100 away to
Almeria in 2010. Messi released the Spaniard
down the right wing before collecting his return
pass in the opposition’s penalty box. His initial
effort was blocked by the goalkeeper but he
made no mistake with the rebound to give
Barcelona a 5-0 lead after just 36 minutes.
150th goal – v Sevilla (March 17, 2012)
Messi’s 150th goal in La Liga was arguably one
of his best
Messi’s 150th was another work of art. The
Argentine exchanged passes with Andres Iniesta
at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium before
nutmegging Sevilla defender Emir Spahic and
dinking a perfectly-weighted finish over
goalkeeper Andres Palop.
200th goal – v Osasuna (January 27, 2013)
Messi’s 200th La Liga goal came in a 5-1 win
No 200 came in a 5-1 demolition of Osasuna at
the Nou Camp. Messi collected the ball in the
centre circle before swapping passes with David
Villa and firing a low finish past the goalkeeper.
It was his hat-trick goal on the night and he went
on to add a fourth.
250th goal – v Eibar (October 18, 2014)
A fine, left-footed finish against Eibar made it 250
goals for Messi in La Liga
Messi’s 250th La Liga goal was another beauty at
the Nou Camp. He collected Dani Alves’ pass
inside Eibar’s half before darting past two
defenders, playing a one-two with Neymar and
firing a low, diagonal finish in off the far post.
300th goal – v Sporting Gijon (February 17, 2015)
Messi netted No 300 with this long-range strike
against Sporting Gijon
Messi became the first player in history to reach
300 La Liga goals with a deflected long-range
strike against strugglers Sporting Gijon at El