With two goals scored in the 38th and 56th minute against FC Bate Borisov, the little maestro joins Hungarian born Czech legend Laszlo Kubala, with 194 goals as second highest goalscorer in Barca's history.
Kubala took 256 appearances while Messi played 23 matches more on his way to joint second position. He now has Cesar Rodriguez's record of 235 goals firmly in his sights. Which could be overtaken (gulp!) this season. Oh! By the way, Bate got hammered 0-5 with an own goal, the Messi brace, goals from Pedro and David Villa doing the damage.