​​Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi started on the bench during their 3-1 win over Leganes in the La Liga on Sunday, with manager Ernesto Valverde perhaps keeping one eye on their Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Sevilla on Wednesday.

However, the 31-year-old was called into action after the Catalan giants found themselves in a spot of bother and single-handedly turned the game on its head after entering the fray around the 60th minute mark.

With the scores level at 1-1, Messi provided an assist for Luis Suarez to score in the 71st minute while he scored himself in stoppage time to take his goal tally to 25 for the season. With this goal, the Argentinian created another record in La Liga, scoring the most goals as a substitute than any other player in the league in the 21st century.

Messi has now netted 22 goals in the league for Barcelona as a substitute, while he has netted a total of 34 goals and provided five assists in 76 games in all competitions while coming on from the bench.

The striker seems to break a record everytime he steps on the pitch and it would not be a surprise if he has most of the records to his name by the time he decides to hang up his boots.


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