It has been about 15 years since Lionel Messi joined the Barceona first team and it has been from one record to another.
Messi does it all. He scores, assists and even occasionally contributes in defense when the need arises.
And the stats gurus have revealed once again that Lionel Messi is coasting clear of every other players in terms of his assists during matches.
Leo scored twice in Barcelona’s 8-2 thrashing of Huesca on Sunday, selflessly sacrificing the opportunity to bag a 31st La Liga hat-trick by allowing Luis Suárez to take a penalty.
And according to Opta, Messi became the first player to reach the tally of 150 assists.
150 – Lionel Messi has become the first player to reach 150 assists in La Liga in the 21st century. Magic. pic.twitter.com/d2QUOFIWPD
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 2, 2018
The world’s best players in terms of assists are struggling to keep up the pace.
Messi’s closest challengers are Cesc Fàbregas (143), Mesut Özil (128), Cristiano Ronaldo (122) and Dani Alves (110).
And when narrowed down to only LaLiga, we have Messi being closely followed by Dani Alves (110) and Xavi Hernandez (91), followed by Cristiano Ronaldo(87) and current Betis man Joaquín (74).
In a study Barcelona’s website say he is ahead of Dani Alves (101 assists) and Xavi Hernandez (91). Other players with the most assists in the 21st century are Cristiano Ronaldo (87) and Joaquin (74).
Since the 2005/06 season, Messi has been doing this thing and his highest tally for assists in a single season came in both the 2010/11 and 2014/15 season when he gave 18 assists each.
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