In doing so, Messi gained another “World Football Record”. The first player in Football History to score a goal in 17 consecutive matches in any First Division ( any World Football First Division ). The statistic is backed by the “Rec Sport Soccer Statistic Foundation” (RSSSF).
The previous “World Record” holder was Teodor Peterek of the “Ruch Chorzow” Club, held since the 1937 – 1938 season.
Here is another possible feat that would be incredible. If Lionel Messi can score in the next two scheduled Liga matches against Rayo Vallecano & Celta de Vigo, the Argentine would have scored a goal against every Club now in the Spanish Football League (First Division), consecutively!