Lionel Messi’s double against Las Palmas yesterday makes the Argentinean La Liga’s top Scorer.


Despite the debacle at the Camp Nou prior to the game which lead to the closure of the gates hence making the team play behind close doors, Messi got a brace in a 3 goal thriller against Las Palmas.

There were clashes between protesters and police in Barcelona over the Catalan independence referendum.

The double means Messi is now Liga’s top scorer, and has a career-best 11 goals after seven La Liga matchdays.


Messi’s previous best total after seven Primeira Division matchdays was 10 in the 2011-12 campaign.

With Neymar sold to PSG, Luis Suarez injured and out of form and new signing Ousmane Dembele a long-term injury absence, Messi has been forced to take on more of the scoring burden for the Catalans this term.