MADRID (Reuters) - Lionel Messi equaled Barcelona's 60-year-old goal-scoring record of 232 when he netted their second of the night in a La Liga match at home to Granada on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old World Player of the Year, who now has 52 goals in all competitions this season, matched the mark set by Cesar Rodriguez in the 1940s and 50s in his 314th appearance. Cesar needed 354 official games.
Argentine Messi made it 2-0 to Barca in the 17th minute at the Nou Camp when he volleyed the ball in off a post from a deflected Isaac Cuenca cross.
(Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Ed Osmond)