This season, Lionel Messi is considered not as sharp as previous seasons in terms of goal acquisition, plus he is also threatened with the title fasting with Barcelona. No wonder the public considers that this is the worst season of a Lionel Messi.
Maybe this is true, for example, if normally Messi can score 30 more goals in a season, this time he ‘only’ scored 25 goals on the Spanish La Liga stage.
The latest, 33-year-old player scored a pair of goals in a 5-0 win over Deportivo Alaves at the last Jornada of La Liga at dawn earlier this morning (07/20).
A landslide victory was indeed good, but it did not change the standings at all, Barcelona still failed to win the La Liga. Previously, they also failed at the Copa Del Rey event, so it was natural for the public to judge that this season was the worst season of a Lionel Messi.
But, another note to remember is the fact that in the match against Leganes yesterday, Messi didn’t only score two goals. He also contributed one assist for goals scored by Ansu Fati, which is why Messi has collected 21 Assists in La Liga this season.
Indeed there was a debate about this assist, because before Ansu Fati passed on to be a goal, Messi’s pass had touched the opposing player. But La Liga still considers it an assist because the speed of the ball does not change.
Now, with that many assists, this Argentina superstar officially broke the record for most assists in a La Liga season. He successfully surpassed the record of 20 assists held by another Barca legend, Xavi in the 2008/09 season.
This highest Asisst record automatically beautifies Messi’s record in La Liga, as a trail of the best players ever to act in the highest caste competition in Spanish football. Keep in mind, Messi also holds the record for most goals in one La Liga season with 50 goals per season.
In other words, Messi’s contribution to Barcelona at the age of 33 is still very vital. 25 goals and 21 assists in 35 league games, that’s the definition of ‘Worst Season’ for a Lionel Messi.
One more, 25 goals in the Spanish La Liga this season makes Messi as the Top Scorer of the competition, for the 7th time in his career.