La Liga: Messi scores 300th league goal as Barca extend lead

Barcelona extended their lead at the summit of the La Liga table to six points after sealing a 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon at El Molinon on Wednesday night.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi reached a milestone by scoring his 300th league goal before adding another to his tally prior to the half-time break, cancelling out Carlos Castro’s equaliser.

Luis Suarez redeemed himself after missing a penalty to nab the Catalan giants’ third goal of the game in the second half.

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