Lionel Messi chasing new record while Barca departure discussed | Barcelona News

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Lionel Messi, top of the race for the Golden Boot 

Barcelona star Lionel Messi climbed to the very top of the race of the European Golden Boot with his remarkable hat-trick against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. The Argentinean wizard continues to impress on a weekly basis, eager to take the responsibility to take his team forward and making his teammates better as a result. Considering Messi was a whole 12 goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo only 11 matches ago, there is no denying that the Barca forward is on an impressive goalscoring run to be proud of.

Barca treble talk not helpful

Barcelona fans are so euphoric at this moment in time that talking about the treble has become the norm rather than the exception. While it is clear supporters have every right to be happy about the way in which the team have been performing and, ultimately, achieving great results of late, that doesn't make Barca automatically better than rivals such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Chelsea. As Luis Enrique continues to explain whenever he has a chance, the most important match is always the next. Let's not count our eggs before they are hatched, Cules!

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Lionel Messi's future in question

Barcelona sporting director Ariedo Braida has admitted that, almost it is hugely unlikely, the departure of Lionel Messi in the future is a possibility that can not be ruled out. Personally, I simply can't understand how talking about the unlikely departure of Barca's best ever player can be helping the team at this point. If the newly arrived Braida was truly serious about his job, then he would certainly stop discussing matters which could ultimately affect the team's current streak of positive results. Let's not touch what works!

Barcelona fans know that every new story about the Camp Nou giants is splashed all over the world's media in a matter of seconds. I have taken the time to hand-pick today's hottest Barca news below so you don't have to search through endless websites to get your Barca fix -- really hope you find it useful. Looking forward to hearing your views in the comments section!