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Lionel Messi sets Barcelona scoring record

Lionel Messi set FC Barcelona’s career scoring record in style Tuesday, posting a hat trick against Granada to shatter a mark set 57 years ago.

Did we mention he’s 24 years old?

This season’s breakdown:

La Liga: 34 goals in 27 appearances.

Copa del Rey & Spanish Super Cup: five goals in eight matches.

UEFA Super Cup, Champions League, Club World Cup: 15 in 10.

Total: 54 goals in 45 matches.

Tuesday’s video (was his second goal offside?):

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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