La Liga is back and that means Leo Messi is back too! The last goal before the forced break was his against Real Sociedad and he managed to join the party just in time yesterday as well, scoring deep into injury time to make it 4-0.
He’d set up goals for Braithwaite and Jordi Alba already before scoring his 20th goal of the campaign. That’s now 12 seasons in which the Argentinian has scored at least 20 goals. Nobody has ever done that before and it will be a long time before anybody does again!
That’s 20 goals or more every season since 2008/09, and in 2011/12 he scored a simply sensational 50!
Top scorer and assister
He is not only the clear leader in Liga goals this season, but also leads the way in assists with 14. And he has also scored twice in the Champions League, twice in the Copa del Rey and once in the Spanish Super Cup.
Messi has either scored or assisted 15 of Barça’s last 18 goals in La Liga, including three of the four tonight at the Visit Mallorca stadium. Seven goals and eight assists, with just three not involving him in one way or the other. Awesome!