Lionel Messi's Record In Finals Is Just Outrageous

Lionel Messi is the definition of a 'big game player' and his record in finals is solid evidence.

The Argentine starred for Barcelona as they ran out 5-0 winners over Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey final at the Wanda Metropolitano.

He smashed home his 31st goal against Sevilla for 2-0 after a cute backheel from Jordi Alba, before setting up the third goal for Luis Suarez's second of the game just before half-time.

It was a Blaugrana masterclass, and one whereby five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi added to his stunning showings on the big stage.

After today, in 29 finals Messi has tasted victory on 21 occasions, bagging a sublime tally of 28 goals and 14 assists in those games.

To further demonstrate that Messi is on a completely different planet, he has now scored 40 goals in a single campaign for the NINTH consecutive season.

Usually 20-25 goals a season would be a pretty solid return but Messi has well and truly raised the bar with his brilliance.

We are truly blessed to have seen a once in a lifetime talent do his thing.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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