Messi nets 300th La Liga goal as Barca has six-point table lead (video)

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Surely there are players who fail to net 300 goals for their club with the gracious inclusion of training goals.

Lionel Messi doesn’t need any fluff for his mark, though, as Barcelona improved its La Liga lead cushion to six points with a 3-1 win over 16th place Sporting Gijon.

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Messi netted his 300th and 301st La Liga goals in a six minutes sequence that saw Barca open a 1-0 lead, concede an equalizer, and reclaim the lead at 2-1. His low, driving goal was also the 10,000th goal in La Liga history.

Luis Suarez completed the scoring in the second half.

The Blaugranas‘ lead is six points over Atletico Madrid and seven over Real, who is playing Roma in the UEFA Champions League as we speak.