Spanish La Liga

Lionel Messi scores 400th Barcelona goal in 3-0 win over Eibar

Lionel Messi
Messi scored Barcelona's second goal in a 3-0 win

Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar at the Nou Camp to regain their five-point lead at the top of the table.

Messi, the all-time leading scorer in the Spanish top flight, finished into the bottom corner for Barca's second.

The landmark goal comes in the Argentine's 435th league game.

Luis Suarez earlier put Barca in front by finishing a fine team move before tucking in his side's third in the second half.

Messi, who becomes the first player to score 400 goals in just one of Europe's top five leagues, could have scored a second but he shot straight at Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo from the edge of the box.

The victory takes Barcelona five points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid.

Later on Sunday, Real Madrid climbed to fourth by beating Real Betis thanks to a late winner but are 10 points behind Barca.

Messi reaches remarkable total

Messi was quiet for much of the game with his goal coming from his first shot.

The 31-year-old is the second player to score 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues, following Cristiano Ronaldo whose 409 league goals in 507 games have been scored in England, Spain and Italy.

The goal against Eibar means Messi has reached 400 goals 63 games quicker than Ronaldo reached the same milestone.

It also extends his lead as La Liga's all-time leading record scorer with Juventus' Ronaldo second having scored 311 goals in 292 games at Real Madrid and Telmo Zarra, who scored 251 La Liga goals third.

More Messi stats

  • Messi has scored more league goals than 29 La Liga teams have scored in their history
  • Messi has scored against 37 different teams in La Liga, the most by a player in the competition history
  • Sevilla is the club Messi has scored against the most with 25 goals in 24 games against them



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20RobertoSubstituted forNélson Semedoat 83'minutes
  • 3PiquéBooked at 70mins
  • 15Lenglet
  • 18Alba
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forVidalat 66'minutes
  • 8ArthurSubstituted forDembéléat 72'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9SuárezBooked at 44mins
  • 7Coutinho


  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 6D Suárez
  • 11Dembélé
  • 13Cillessen
  • 17Murillo
  • 21Aleñá
  • 22Vidal


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Riesgo
  • 11Peña
  • 23Arbilla
  • 3Bigas
  • 15Valdés Díaz
  • 5EscalanteSubstituted forKikeat 77'minutes
  • 8Diop
  • 14Orellana
  • 24Jordán
  • 20CucurellaSubstituted forDe Blasisat 64'minutes
  • 9EnrichBooked at 42minsSubstituted forCardonaat 83'minutes


  • 1Dmitrovic
  • 6Álvarez
  • 7Cardona
  • 12Rodrigues de Oliveira
  • 16De Blasis
  • 17Kike
  • 22Milla
Jesús Gil Manzano

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamEibar
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 3, Eibar 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Eibar 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anaitz Arbilla (Eibar) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cote with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Ivan Rakitic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pape Diop (Eibar) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joan Jordán.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

  7. Post update

    Rubén Peña (Eibar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Nélson Semedo (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Pablo De Blasis (Eibar).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kike García (Eibar) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Peña with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Pablo De Blasis (Eibar).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

  14. Post update

    Pape Diop (Eibar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

  16. Post update

    Rubén Peña (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Nélson Semedo replaces Sergi Roberto.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Eibar. Marc Cardona replaces Sergi Enrich.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fabián Orellana (Eibar) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Rubén Peña with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kike García (Eibar) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo De Blasis.


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