Barcelona re-established their five-point lead at the top of La Liga after a 2-0 win over Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday and Lionel Messi finally equaled Gerd Müller’s long-standing record for scoring the most goals for one club in the top five European leagues.
The league leaders had struggled to breakdown a resolute Villarreal side but the sending off of Dani Raba for a challenge on Sergio Busquets allowed Barcelona to take control.
Messi initiated the move for the opening goal which saw Paco Alcacer slip in Luis Suárez to skip around Sergio Asenjo and roll the ball into the net.
Leo #Messi – 525 ⚽️
Gerd Müller – 525 ⚽️
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 11, 2017