Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward creates history by becoming first player ever to score 300 La Liga goals

The Argentine reached the landmark against Sporting Gijon.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward creates history by becoming first player ever to score 300 La Liga goals

New Delhi: Lionel Messi achieved another feat in Spanish League La Liga on Wednesday by becoming the first player in its history to score 300 goals.

The Argentine reached the landmark milestone against Sporting Gijon as the number ten wasted no time in reaching 300-mark when he fired Barcelona in front with a 25 yard shot after just twenty minutes.

In fact, Messi's 2nd goal of the match marked the Catalan club's 10,000th goal in their esteemed history.

Earlier, the Argentine missed Wednesday's 1-1 Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg draw with Valencia, with the Catalan side prevailing 8-1 on aggregate.

On February 8, the club had revealed that "Messi will undergo several tests on Monday and Tuesday to assess the evolution of the kidney problems he suffered last December."

The 28-year-old missed his team`s FIFA Club World Cup semi-final in December as he was suffering from renal colic, a type of abdominal pain often caused by kidney stones.

Despite the problem, he played in the final three days later, scoring the first goal to beat Argentina's River Plate 3-0. The five-time World Player of the Year has also played in all of Barca`s league games since.

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