Real Sociedad 1-6 Barcelona: Lionel Messi scores twice on record-breaking 768th appearance

Messi scored two goals and assisted Sergino Dest in the first goal in Barcelona

Lionel Messi made a record-breaking 768 appearance for Barcelona with two goals as Spanish giants beat Real Sociedad 6-1 in the league.

The 33-year-old Argentinian striker prevailed one game ahead of former midfielder Xavi’s overall win as Barca closed the gap to leaders Atletico Madrid to four points.

Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring, and Sergino Dest (two) and Ousmane Dembele also found the net.

Messi has scored 23 league goals so far this season.

More will follow.


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  • 1Remiro
  • 5ZubeldiaBooked at 79 minutesReplaced bySagnanat the 83 ‘protocol
  • 36ZubimendiBooked at 9 minutesReplaced byFernandezat the 72 ‘protocolBooked at 90 minutes
  • 24Norman
  • 18thGorosabelReplaced byBarrenetxeaat the 61 ‘protocol
  • 16Guevara
  • 8thmerino
  • 17thMerquelance
  • 7thPortuguese manzaneraReplaced byJanuzajat the 61 ‘protocol
  • 19thIsaacReplaced byBautistaat the 83 ‘protocol
  • 10Oyarzabal


  • 4thIllarramendi
  • 9Fernandez
  • 11Januzaj
  • 15thSagnan
  • 22ndBarrenetxea
  • 25thBautista
  • 28López
  • 31Marrero


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  • 1Ter Stegen
  • 28Mingueza
  • 21de Jong
  • 15thLenglet
  • 2DestReplaced byMachado Trincãoat the 84 ‘protocol
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 27 minutesReplaced byAraujoat the 67 ‘protocol
  • 16GonzalezReplaced byKourouma Kouroumaat the 68 ‘protocol
  • 18thAlba
  • 10Messi
  • 7thGriezmannReplaced byPuigat the 85 ‘protocol
  • 11DembeleReplaced byBraithwaiteat the 79 ‘protocolBooked at 88 minutes


  • 4thAraujo
  • 8thPjanic
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 12thPuig
  • 13thMurara Neto
  • 17thMachado Trincão
  • 19thFernandes Siqueira
  • 23Umtiti
  • 24Firpo
  • 27Kourouma Kourouma
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Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero

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  1. End of the game, Real Sociedad 1, Barcelona 6.

  2. The second half ends, Real Sociedad 1, Barcelona 6.

  3. Carlos Fernández (Real Sociedad) receives the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Clement Lenglet (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Foul by Carlos Fernández (Real Sociedad).

  6. Attempt blocked. Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Prepared by Martin Merquelanz.

  7. Foul by Ilaix Moriba (Barcelona).

  8. Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal! Real Sociedad 1, Barcelona 6. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) shot with his left foot from the center of the box into the lower left corner. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

  10. Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona) receives a yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona).

  12. Robin Le Normand (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Attempt blocked. Jon Bautista (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Fernandez.

  14. Attempt saved. Carlos Fernández (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the box by the goalkeeper. Prepared by Jon Bautista.

  15. Missed attempt. Jon Bautista (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ander Barrenetxea.

  16. Substitution, Barcelona. Riqui Puig replaces Antoine Griezmann.

  17. Substitution, Barcelona. Trincão replaces Sergiño Dest.

  18. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Foul by Ander Barrenetxea (Real Sociedad).

  20. Substitution, Real Sociedad. Jon Bautista replaces Alexander Isak.


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