Messi keeps Barcelona in the hunt

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Updated: March 17, 2014

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Lionel Messi became Barcelona’s leading all time leading scorer during a 7-1 thrashing of Osasuna in La Liga yesterday.

Messi helped himself to a hat-trick and in the process surpassed the previous goals scoring record of 369 held by Paulinho Alcantara.

Pedro, Sanchez, Iniesta and Tello also scored for the Catalan giants on a night that saw the defending champions climb to within 4 points of leaders Real Madrid ahead of the much anticipated, “El Classico,” this weekend.