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Messi scored his 73rd and final goal of the 2011-12 season as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final in May to give then-coach Pep Guardiola his 14th title in his final game.

In March, Messi passed Cesar Rodriguez’s 57-year-old milestone of 232 goals to become Barcelona all-time leading scorer.

He also tied the record of 14 goals in a single European Cup competition last season, scoring five times in one Champions League match to set yet another mark.

“Leo is supernatural,” Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. “He doesn’t have limits. We’ll always have to remember everything he gave us. We have to enjoy every minute we have with him.”