Messi Climbs In Copa All-Time Ranking, SF Draw Revealed
Lionel Messi Climbs In Copa Del Rey All-Time Scoring Ranking
Lionel Messi has moved up the goalscoring ranking in the Copa del Rey, for which the semi-final draw of this season's edition of the competition has now been revealed.
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The Argentine netted his 47th goal in the competition in Barcelona's 2-0 second-leg victory over crosstown rivals Espanyol on Thursday night. In so doing, he jumped into ninth spot in the Copa del Rey all-time goalscorers ranking, equalling Cesar Rodriguez Alvarez's tally.
However, Messi is still far behind the competition's record scorer Telmo Zarra, who scored 81 Copa goals. This means Messi would still need to score 35 goals to become the competition's all-time record scorer.
The Argentine will be able to add to his tally when the Catalan giants face Valencia in the semi-final, as confirmed by the Spanish FA on Friday.
Meanwhile, Sevilla will face Leganes after the two other semi-finalists knocked out Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the previous round.
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