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Lionel Messi focus extending his extraordinary record against Real Madrid

BARCELONA :Lionel Messi will look to extend his amazing goal scoring record against bitter rivals, Real Madrid, as they meet in another Clasico.

Leo Messi continues to be in staggering form since the beginning of the season and is showing no hints of slowing down despite being 31 years old. He turns the race for the European Golden Shoe ahead of Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo .

The mercurial Argentine is the leading scorer in La Liga with 25 goals in just 23 appearances and scored a stunning hat-trick against Sevilla to obtain Barcelona’s win last week in the league.

In spite of his brilliant campaign so far , Messi is still to open his mark against Los Blancos this season . He did not feature in the season’s first Clasico due to injury , which eventually ended in a 5-1 tapping of Real Madrid .

The last time Messi started against Real Madrid in the La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu, the match ended in favor of the Blaugrana, with Messi scoring one and providing one assist.

There is little doubt over the fact that Messi will be keen to play a vital role for Barcelona upfront and eye extending his sensational goalscoring record over their bitter rivals.

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