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 (www.fcbarcelona.com).

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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