'Magnificent' Messi passes another milestone with double against Granada

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 08:50 hrs

Lionel Messi has passed yet another milestone in his already stellar career after he scored 300th goal for Barcelona as the Spanish La Liga leaders came from behind to beat Granada 2-1 on Saturday.

The Argentine pounced when Granada keeper Tono could only parry a Cesc Fabregas drive in the 50th minute to level the scores after Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has given the home side the lead in the 26th minute, CNN.com reports.

The poacher then turned game-winner 17 minutes from the end, curling a free kick over the wall and past the flailing hand of Toto to register his 36th goal of the Barca's league campaign, the paper reported.

Messi has now scored in the last 14 league games to help the Catalans to a 15-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid who travel to Valladolid on Sunday. (ANI)

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