The Barcelona star has now become the first La Liga player in history to reach double digits in 15 consecutive seasons.
His brace helped the Catalans win 4-0 and nearly three points behind second-placed Real Madrid.
Messi’s rating rate is actually much slower than his usual high standards.
The Argentinian has scored 11 times in 17 outings, but typically averages around one goal per game.
Barcelona have struggled this season, however, despite their league position and Messi’s uncertain future continues to be a major problem.
Manchester City and PSG are linked with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, which could be available for free.
The Catalan club are due to hold presidential elections later this month.
Whoever is elected to power can have a say in whether the 33-year-old stays or leaves.
Joan Laporta was in charge during Pep Guardiola’s glory days and is aiming for first place again.
He is convinced that Messi can be convinced to stay at Camp Nou.
“These are two things that are the result of mismanagement. The situation has worsened with Covid, but mismanagement is part of and is at the root of this consequence; to have Leo like that, ”said Laporta AS .
“The two things are reversible. The club situation is reversible and the Leo question, I hope so too.
The club’s financial situation will dictate the scenario to some extent, with potential candidates saying Messi may have to be sold.
Emili Rousaud believes the attacker’s salary is unsustainable but believes he could still stay.
“He didn’t want to leave the club for economic reasons. It was due to the absence of a sports project, ”he said. sport .
“I’m going to look him in the eye and say, ‘Your salary is unsustainable, the club can’t pay you. But we are going to launch a project to surround you with young talents. “”