Lionel Messi hit his 50th goal of the season as Barcelona drew at Eibar.Messi hit the winner last month at Levante to seal the title was at it again with a first-half quickfire double to make it another incredible goal haul for the little genius.Stream over 50 sports live & anytime on your TV or favourite device with KAYO SPORTS. The biggest Aussie sports and the best from overseas. Just $25/month. No lock-in contract. Get your 14 day free trial >Lionel Messi scores his 50th goal of the season at EibarSource: AFPThe home side took deserved lead on 20 minutes with through Barca loanee Marc Cucurella who punished Gerard Pique who failed to deal with a cross.But then the 31-year-old hit back with two goals in no time to put the Catalans ahead.Arturo Vidal’s pass cut open Eibar’s defence and Messi made no mistake sliding the ball past Marko Dmitrovic in goal.MORE FOOTBALL NEWSPERTH’S PAIN: Sydney FC crowned A-League champs in shootout chaosTWO YEARS IN A ROW: Aussie football rocked by A-League GF howler‘WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?’: Retiring star’s all-time GF brain fadeBarcelona secured the title in AprilSource: AFPBarca took the lead moments later when it was Ivan Rakitic’s turn to slide Messi in on goal to dink the ball over the onrushing Dmitrovic.But right on halftime Barca threw away their advantage when Pablo De Blasi scored a long-range volley after keeper Jesper Cillessen poor clearance way out of his goal.Cucurella should have scored the winner against his parent club in the only real chance of a drab second half, but the forward skied his close-range shot when it was easier to score.A half a century of goals is a stunning achievement for a mere mortal.But Messi is way short of his goal haul of seven years ago.‘THE BEST MARQUEE … NOT CASTRO’: Sky Blues boss ignites debateThe forward scored a staggering 73 goals in 60 games for the Catalan giants during the 2011/12 season.Barca finished this season on 87 points, 11 clear of runners-up Atletico Madrid and 19 ahead of Real Madrid in third.This story originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.



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