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'Messi breaks Copa del Rey final scoring record' - Read To Know

Messi passed Telmo Zarra as the untouched driving Copa del Rey last goalscorer with his second-half support on Saturday in Barcelona's 4-0 triumph over Athletic Club.

The pair of strikes took him to 10 objectives in the opposition's conclusive. He's won the competition multiple times.

Barcelona presently have their first prize of the mission and will attempt to add à la Liga title to their bureau before the finish of 2020-21 as they explore the finish of a three-horse homegrown race with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. They sit one point back of Real and two focuses back of Atlético with eight matches to go.

Information exchanged?

"Today is an extremely cheerful day. It's exceptional to be the chief of this group where I've been playing for my entire life," Messi disclosed to Barça TV. "It is an extremely uncommon cup since this year is extraordinary, as a change year with such countless youthful players. The group is developing, and we are likewise battling for La Liga."

In his post-game question and answer session, lead trainer Ronald Koeman communicated his craving to see Messi stay at Barça past this season.

"Messi is a champ. We need to discuss every one of our players since they merit this title. Yet, Messi has the effect. We all need Messi to remain here," Koeman said.

Barça president Joan Laporta added to Telecinco: "Messi is the best part on the planet, and we will do everything we can to get him to remain."

30-objective streak

As well as breaking the Copa del Rey last record, Messi additionally scored his 30th objective in all rivalries this year, an imprint he's arrived at multiple times in succession.

Partner Ilaix Moriba, who fell off the seat Saturday, was four years of age the last time Messi neglected to score in any event 30 objectives in a season.

How did Messi score?

Messi's objectives came one after another. The initially was in the 68th moment, as he played a give-and-go with Frenkie de Jong and cleaved inside to open up a window to roll the ball past goalkeeper Unai Simon. After four minutes, he beat Simon with a first-time finish to the close to post.

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