Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi scored his 600 career goals for Barcelona with his brace against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final first leg clash in Camp Nou.
The Argentine made it 2-0 with a quarter of an hour left following a shot from Luis Suarez that had hit the bar after Uruguayan had opened the scoring in the first half.
Messi added a stunning free-kick which flew past Reds goalkeeper Allison seven minutes later to leave Ernesto Valverde’s side in a commanding position ahead of next week’s second game at Anfield.
Messi now has 48 goals in 46 games in all competitions this season and 600 in 682 appearances for the Catalan club across his career.
Those include 417 in La Liga and 112 in the Champions League after his double tonight, his first-ever goals against Liverpool.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has 65 goals in 129 appearances for Argentina, is also on course to win the treble after his strike against Levante on Saturday saw Barca clinch La Liga.