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Neymar primed to break Lionel Messi's astonishing Barcelona record

Barcelona ace Neymar has netted seven in seven consecutive matches.

Barcelona superstar Neymar could set a new Barcelona record by scoring in eight consecutive matches in all competitions if he finds the net against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium.

The record of scoring in consecutive matches is currently held by Neymar – with nine goals in his last seven outings – and Lionel Messi who also notched in seven straight games back in 2010.

The Argentine goal machine has set a number of records during his astonishing career at the Nou Camp, including the most goals in La Liga and Champions League history.

However, combining a long-scoring run in both competitions has always eluded him, whereas Neymar is on course for his own piece of Barcelona history.

The Brazilian had a solid yet unspectacular debut campaign at the club last season, but over the past nine months he has clearly gone up a notch to form a perfect trident alongside Messi and Luis Suarez.

Neymar has 37 goals in all competitions for the season, and strikes in his last seven games have come against some excellent opponents such as PSG and Bayern Munich both home and away.

His record against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side is excellent and another goal scoring display could help the Catalans claim the La Liga title this weekend.

Alongside Messi and Suarez, the trio have 114 goals combined this season and are on the verge of becoming the first team in history to win a treble for the second time.

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