In the 73rd minute of Barcelona's match today against Celta Vigo, Lionel Messi scored his 29th goal in his last 19 league matches. It's his 43rd in the league this season.
Why is this special? I'm glad you asked.
First there's the little matter of Messi having scored in his 19th straight La Liga match. Every time he scores he increases his own record. That's pretty impressive on it's own and it's a run of form that the sport of soccer has never seen.
However by scoring today against Celta Vigo, Messi has completed another astounding feat of soccer awesomeness by scoring against all 19 other teams in the league in consecutive games. The last time Messi didn't score a goal in a league match was on November 3rd, 2012 against Celta Vigo. Since that game Barca has played all the way through the league and Messi has scored in every single match.
That's insane...and impressive. It's also so Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored against all 19 teams in La Liga during the 2011-12 season but no player had ever done it in consecutive games. The goal also allowed Messi to equal Ronaldo's single season away goal record at 23, a record also set last season.
I know myself and many others tend to go nuts over the young Argentinian striker but when he's doing things that the sport simply has never witnessed, you can't help but be amazed.
And he's still only 25.