Lionel Messi signed off the 2018-19 La Liga season with yet another brace at the weekend as Barcelona drew at Eibar، as the Daily Mail said.
Despite having long since wrapped up the league title it proved a significant occasion for the Argentine.
It saw him take his total to 50 goals in the campaign - and astonishingly it is the sixth time has has reached that feat. And it brought him level with his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo، who also passed the landmark on six occasions during his time at Real Madrid.
Messi has the upper hand in terms of greatest return in a single season.
His astonishing haul of 73 goals in 2011-12 outstrips Ronaldo's record of 61 in 2014-15.
Messi reached the half-century mark for the first time in 2010-11 and repeated the trick in 2012، 2013، 2015، 2017 and now 2019.
While Ronaldo passed the 50-mark for six seasons in a row from 2010-11 to 2015-16.