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Copa del Rey: Messi makes history in Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Leganés

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, on Thursday night, made history in his side’s Copa del Rey 5-0 victory over Leganés.

Barcelona defeated Leganés at the Camp Nou to qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition, thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann (1), Clement Lenglet (1), Lionel Messi (2) and Arthur Melo (1).

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Messi’s brace against Leganés means the Argentine captain has now reach 500 wins as an FC Barcelona player as reported by Barcelona’s official website on Thursday.

The 32-year-old sits at the head of the ranking of wins, ahead of second placed Xavi Hernández (476) and Andrés Iniesta (459).

Messi claimed his first win as a Barça player against Espanyol on 16 October 2004.

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Only one team has managed to avoid defeat against Messi – UDA Gramanet who won 1-0 in the Copa del Rey in 2004/05 in their only clash with the Barça number 10.

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