Leo Messi's record-breaking run continues; becomes first player to score against 19 La Liga opponents consecutively

The goal he scored this Saturday against Celta makes him the first player to ever score against 19 consecutive teams in La Liga

Messi now has 42 goals in the competition, and he’s the clear favourite for the Pichichi award

No one can stop him. This Saturday against Celta the FC Barcelona forward set another record as he became the first player to ever score against all 19 top flight teams consecutively.

29 goals in 19 matches

Osasuna (four goals), Zaragoza, Levante, Athletic Club, Betis, Atlético Madrid, Granada and Rayo Vallecano (two goals respectively) and Mallorca, Valladolid, Espanyol, Málaga, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Getafe, Madrid, Deportivo and Celta (one goal) have all conceded to Leo Messi this season. Celta, a team that only conceded once to Messi – in the 2006/07 season – were unable to stop the Argentine this afternoon as they became the 19th team to succumb to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Up until today, Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player to score against all league opponents in one season. However, Messi’s the first to do it by scoring in consecutive games.

Goals worth their weight in gold

Messi’s 29 goals in Barça’s last 19 league matches are proof of the Argentine’s excellent form this season. In addition, Tito Vilanova’s men are atop the table with a comfortable lead over Real Madrid, who are second. Messi’s goals have also made him the favourite for the Pichichi award. He currently has 42 goals to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 27, who is second.