Sunday, 28 December 2014
Record-breaker Messi to receive LFP tribute
The Argentine broke Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals in the Spanish top flight on November 22 and his achievement will be celebrated in his club's next home league game
Javier Tebes has confirmed that the LFP will pay tribute to La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer, Lionel Messi, at Barcelona's meeting with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on January 11.
The Argentina international broke Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals by netting a hat-trick in his club's 5-1 rout of Sevilla on November 22.
Messi's achievement was set to be recognised at Barca's meeting with Eibar on December 20 but the LFP decided against doing so out of respect to the Deportivo fan who died as a result of injuries sustained during violent clashes among fans in Madrid earlier in the day.
However, Tebes stated on Saturday that the LFP will now celebrate Messi becoming Liga's most prolific marksman at a special ceremony at Barca's next home league game, against Atletico.
Messi, who made his Blaugrana debut in 2004, has since taken his Primera Division tally to 258 goals.