Messi eyes goal record

Messi eyes goal record

 Lionel Me­ssi needs one goal to eq­ual the Barcelona scoring re­cord after Cesar Rodriguez's total was revised to 232 from 235, the La Liga club said.

Barca's Documentation and Studies Centre and La Vanguardia newspaper conducted a joint study to verify the number of official goals scored by Rodriguez in the 1950s.

The study showed he had scored three less than previously thought, Barca said in a statement on their website (

World Player of the Year Messi, who has 51 goals in all competitions this season, could overhaul the record when Barca play Granada in La Liga. The 24-year-old is in his eighth season with Barca.

"After studying all of Cesar's matches, it has been confirmed that Messi is only one goal behind," Barca said.

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