WATCH: Lionel Messi scores 500th goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid to win El Clasico
Lionel Messi scored two goals against Real Madrid guiding Barcelona to a 3-2 win which also took them to the top of La Liga points table.
Madrid: Barcelona legend Lionel Messi produced yet another brilliant show for his team during Sunday's match against Real Madrid where he scored his 500th goal for the club. Barcelona moved to the top of the La Liga table with a 3-2 win over their rivals.
Messi's 500th goal, second of the match, came at a crucial time, after he netted one off his left foot from inside the area after a cross by Jordi Alba.
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While Casemiro had opened the scoring for Madrid, Messi hit the equaliser soon.
After Barca's thrilling win, manager Luis Enrique was full of praise for Messi.
"He is the best player for me in history and I have seen a lot of football," said Barca boss Luis Enrique as he celebrated victory in his final Clasico in charge.
"In modern football when everyone is tactically and physically better he still makes the difference.
"The fact he has scored his 500th goal shows all of us as Barca fans are lucky to have him identified with the club."