Lionel Messi’s brace against Valencia in Barcelona’s 3-2 victory over Los Che at Mestalla on Sunday takes the Argentine to 28 goals in LaLiga this season.

Messi is now seven goals ahead of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema in second place. With just four games to go in the league, the Argentine looks set to lift his eighth Pichichi trophy.

Barcelona face league leaders Atlético Madrid next weekend in what will be a huge game in the title race.