Athletic 2-3 Barcelona: Messi’s brace at San Mames takes him joint top in race for Pichichi


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Messi's brace at San Mames takes him joint top in race for PichichiLARREINA/UGS

Lionel Messi scored two goals in Barcelona’s 3-2 win away at Athletic Club on Wednesday night to move joint top in the race for the Pichichi Trophy.

The award handed to LaLiga Santander’s top scorer has been won by the Argentine on seven occasions and, in what could be his final season at Barcelona, he will be looking to secure it for an eighth time.

This brace against Athletic takes him up to nine goals for the campaign, level with Iago Aspas, Luis Suarez and Gerard Moreno.

Incredibly, Messi scored just one goal in his first six games of the season, yet he has woken up since then. He has scored four goals in his last four games, and the only match he failed to score in was against Huesca, thanks to an incredible display from Alvaro Fernandez.

Messi is looking back to his best and his connection with Pedri seems to be growing by the week.



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