Barcelona's mr. reliable, Lionel Messi always proves to his haters that he is the Goat and will remain so. The Argentine turned 33 this year and his stats for this campaign are insane for someone his age. Barcelona scored their 9000th goal on their visit to La liga side Villareal and Messi alone has been involved in 904 goals which is 10% of these goals. These shows how reliable this man has been for FC Barcelona for the past few years. If Barcelona are losing it is always expected of him to produce a moment of magic. He produces moments of magic not only if the team is losing but always in winning games.
Messi is not only the main man for the Catalan giants but a force to reckoned on in La liga. Messi leads both scorers and assist chart in La liga. He is now directly involved in 50 goals in all competitions for Barcelona(27 goals and 23 assist). He is the only player in history with 20+ goals and 20+ assist in history. The Argentine is only 2 assists away from 300 career assists. He comes first this season in goal contributions excluding penalties, 37. Messi broke his own record of 18 La liga assist this season and equalled Xavi's record for 20 assists in a La liga season.
Lionel Messi has the most goal involvements in the 21st century with 143 less games than Cristiano Ronaldo who follows up.
If you look at how Messi now play under Setien, he is been used vastly. Messi now sits deeper, collects ball, looks to pass rather been delivered the ball to score goals.
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