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Messi Climbs In Copa All-Time Ranking, SF Draw Revealed

Lionel Messi Climbs In Copa Del Rey All-Time Scoring Ranking

By David Kappel - Jan 26, 2018 03:29 PM @kappilinho

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.

Read: Coutinho Comments On Barca Debut

Meanwhile, Sevilla will face Leganes after the two other semi-finalists knocked out Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the previous round.

Do you think Messi can lead Barca to another Copa del Rey title this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Jan 26, 2018 07:25 PM
Hahaha that guy is far away with that record, it'll be a miracle if he catches him I will certainly be lost for words!
steraah15 Joined: 17 Jan 2015
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steraah15 Jan 26, 2018 06:19 PM
He will never break that record only because Barcelona plays their fringe player in the early stages of that tournament same as Real Madrid
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 26, 2018 04:17 PM
messi copa del ray!nxt tym is chiefs n carling black beer!dnt be lazy zamelek and Hull city are after tau but ur quite?
Boris Becker Joined: 23 May 2017
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Boris Becker Jan 26, 2018 04:09 PM
Tjooo he won't get to that record
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