King Messi knows how to rise to the occasion. He has played in 34 different finals in the blaugrana jersey, winning 25 of his 35 trophies with the team, and has scored 31 goals in them. That’s 0.89 goals a game.

. Lionel Messi passed Telmo Zarra as the all-time leading Copa del Rey final goalscorer with his second-half brace on Saturday in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory over Athletic Club.

The pair of strikes took him to 10 goals in the competition’s final. He’s won the tournament seven times.

Barcelona now have their first trophy of the campaign and will try to add a La Liga title to their cabinet by the end of 2020-21 as they navigate the end of a three-horse domestic race with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They sit one point back of Real and two points back of Atletico with eight matches to go


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