Lionel Messi hailed the special achievement of captaining Barcelona to another trophy as president Joan Laporta backed the superstar forward to sign a new deal with the club.
The 33-year-old scored twice in Saturday’s 4-0 Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao after Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong had given Barca a two-goal lead.
With that double, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner made it a record nine goals in 10 appearances in the final of the competition to overtake Athletic great Telmo Zarra.
He has now scored the fourth most goals ever in the competition (56), meanwhile, behind Guillermo Gorostiza (64), Jose Samitier (69) and Zarra (81).
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