Barcelona vs Eibar: Messi becomes first player to score 400 LaLiga goals

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However, they're equally capable of dishing out a hammering - particularly when Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez work in tandem - and enjoyed 4-1, 5-0 and 4-0 wins in La Liga and Copa del Rey last month alone.

Leo Messi bagged his 400 Liga goal against Eibar on Sunday, cementing his place as the most lethal marksman the division has ever seen by chalking up his fourth ton in a Barça shirt. "They are incredible numbers".

Suarez had given Barca the lead in the 19th minute by completing a superb team move involving Messi and his former Liverpool team mate Philippe Coutinho, who returned to the starting line up for the first time in four league games.

Even though the Basque outfit beat Real Madrid recently, they've never defeated Barcelona, losing all eight meetings by at least two goals.

In the end, Barça were comfortable in the end and opened a five-point lead at the top of the pile in LaLiga.

The Spanish giants parted with £145million to prise Coutinho away from Anfield, in the same season the Reds went on to reach the Champions League final.

Suarez is second in the league behind Messi this season with 14 goals.

'Now Coutinho isn't playing and it's the other way around.

Messi's milestone strike came moments after he appeared to be struggling. He bounced it off Coutinho and found Messi, who touched and rifled in. With the goalkeeper out, he looked up and chipped the ball into the net.

Third-placed Sevilla lost 2-0 at Athletic Bilbao, ending its unbeaten run in nine rounds.

But Messi's score against Eibar got him to 400 goals 63 games earlier than Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We all pull the cart in hard moments", Griezmann said.

Karim Benzema had gone off with a dislocated finger and Isco remained on the bench, watching three youngsters sent on instead of him. But he was left all alone against Suarez when Sergi Roberto caught the defense out of position with a quick throw-in directly to Suarez, who shot past Riesgo from a tight angle in the 59th.

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