Lionel MESSI scored a historic brace for FC Barcelona, Mauro ICARDI scored a hattrick for Inter and Sergio AGUERO scored the only goal for Manchester City in their matches.
Lionel MESSI scored Barcelona career goals number 499 and 500 in Barcelona’s 3-2 El Clasico win against Real Madrid. The Santiago Bernabeu was left stunned after Lionel MESSI’s game winning goal in the 92nd minute. MESSI’s goal was his 22nd in El Clasico, which makes him the all-time leading goalscorer in the fixture, taking him ahead of the legendary Alfredo DI STEFANO. The little magician had arguably his best match of the season, scoring twice while rubbing salt in the wounds of the Madrid faithful after taking his shirt off and showing it off to the Madrid fans. The Argentina National Team captain has now scored 500 goals in merely 577 matches.
Mauro ICARDI keeps lighting it up for Inter, this time in Inter’s 5-4 loss to Fiorentina. The Inter captain scored a hattrick, the last goal coming off a header as he brings his season tally to 26 goals in all competitions with 24 of them coming in Serie A. If the rumors are true and Jorge SAMPAOLI becomes the new Argentina National Team coach, Mauro ICARDI would be called-up to the Argentina National Team as early as June when they play Brazil and Singapore.
Sergio AGUERO also found the back of the net, scoring in Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup. It was goal number 166 for AGUERO in a Manchester City shirt, making him the club’s joint second all-time top scorer. After being benched earlier in the year and rumors circulating about his exit from the club, AGUERO has come back very strong for City, now scoring 12 goals in his last 12 appearances for the club.