Lionel Messi has signed a new Barcelona contract, LaLiga chief reveals

Barcelona star Messi became Argentina's all-time leading scorer last year and now has 61

Barcelona star Messi became Argentina's all-time leading scorer last year and now has 61

The duo are well ahead of Sergio Aguero and Hernan Crespo, with the Manchester City star netting his 35th in Argentina's 1-0 friendly win over Russian Federation on Sunday.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu previously said Messi's father, his representative, had already signed the contract and it was just waiting for the player's signature.

The relationship between Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi was a highlight of Argentina's 1-0 victory over Russian Federation for coach Jorge Sampaoli.

The 30-year-old said that at his age he sees things in a different manner and is far more relaxed than earlier. You go around the world and people say, "he's the top scorer for the Argentina national team".

With regards to PSG and City Tebas was blunt: "I don't think they are cheating, I know they are".

Speaking about Messi's achievement in becoming Argentina's all time leading scorer Batistuta told Telefe: "Did it annoy me that Messi took the record?"

Gianluigi Buffon racked up his highest-ever Goal 50 finish to claim second place, after leading Juventus to another domestic double last season, as well as the final of the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Messi admits he didn't think through his decision to retire from worldwide football. Even though the Barcelona star came tantalisingly close to winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, but lost in the final to Germany 1-0.

The Rosario-born Messi did make headlines as he lifted Argentina into next year's World Cup by scoring a hat trick in a 3-1 win at Ecuador on October 11, his team's final qualifier.

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