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All hail Messi... the king of 'El Clasico' goals!

March 24, 2014 09:48 IST

All hail Messi... the king of 'El Clasico' goals!

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Barcelona legend with his hat-trick helped his team stage a 4-3 comeback win against Real Madrid in an action-packed ‘El Clasico'. Thanks to Messi's hat-trick, the La Liga title race is far from over.

-Take a look at how Messi's hat-trick lifts Barcelona

The four-time World Player of the Year became the all-time top scorer in 'Clasicos' with 21 goals, surpassing Real great Alfredo Di Stefano who scored 18.


Image: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates
Photographs: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

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Messi has played in 27 'Clasicos', and with his 21 goals, he is now ahead of Di Stefano (18), Raul (15), and Gento, Puskas and Cesar (14). Behind them, on 12, is Cristiano Ronaldo.


Image: Lionel Messi of Barcelona
Photographs: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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Still only 26, Messi has also moved into second on the list of record scorers in La Liga on 236 goals, ahead of former Real striker Hugo Sanchez on 234, and he is fast closing in on Telmo Zarra's mark of 251.


Image: From left, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Alexis Sanchez celebrate
Photographs: Sergio Perez/Reuters

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