Lionel Messi Tops All But One La Liga Attacking Stats This Season
The La Liga season finished this weekend, although Barcelona had long since wrapped up the title, and Lionel Messi ended top of the pile in pretty much all the attacking stats this season.
You may have noticed that we quite like Lionel Messi. Surely it's hard not to like one the two greatest players in the world, and one the best players ever. I sat on the fence a bit there but you all know I prefer him to Ronaldo.
Once again Messi's had a pretty decent season with Barcelona, being the team's main man as he secured a 10th La Liga title in his career, with the Copa del Rey final still to come.
Of course Barca managed to mess up the Champions League for the second straight season, throwing away a three goal lead against Liverpool in the semi final, and prolonging their run since last winning it in 2014/15.
From a personal point of view it was a pretty good season for Messi and saying 'pretty good' when he's scored 50 goals in all competitions says just how good he is.
For another shining example of how good a season he's had just look at stats from La Liga, where he tops everyone apart from 'Take Ons Completed' where he sits second:
The 31 year old ended his league season on Sunday as Barca played against Eibar. Despite the team not being able to pick up all three points in a 2-2 draw the Argentina forward still managed to bag a brace.
Those goals confirmed him as La Liga's top scorer, winning the Pichichi trophy for the sixth time, and he's close to winning Europe's Golden Shoe for the sixth time too.
Unless Kylian Mbappe scores five times away to Stade Reims on Friday then Messi will at very least share the trophy.
The five time Ballon d'Or winners next assignment is helping Barca beat Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, to secure the domestic double.
After that Messi will be desperate to finally win an international trophy in the Copa America, being hosted in Brazil in June.
Can Messi turn his good form in Spain into tournament winning form in South America?