Updated: Monday, 24 March 2014 04:53 | By Agence France-Presse

Messi becomes all-time top scorer in El Clasico

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi became the all-time leading scorer in games between Barcelona and Real Madrid with his 19th in the 'El Clasico' fixture on Sunday.


Messi becomes all-time top scorer in El Clasico

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (3rd L) celebrates after scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 23, 2014 - by Pierre-Philippe Marcou

The Argentine capped an enthralling first-half as he struck five minutes before the break to make the score 2-2.

Messi surpasses compatriot and Real legend Alfredo di Stefano's mark of 18 in his 27th game against Madrid.

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