Lionel Messi has been extremely Lionel Messi for Barcelona this season.
FC Barcelona have romped to the title in La Liga and are in the Copa del Rey final, with Messi predictably at the heart of all their best moments.
We’ve rounded up 10 eye-catching statistics which sum up Messi’s sublime 2018-19 campaign.
– Messi has topped La Liga’s charts for both goals (36) and assists (13 – level with Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia).
– Of Barcelona’s 90 La Liga goals this season, Messi has either scored or assisted 54.5% of them.
– In 2,710 minutes of La Liga football this season, Messi averages a goal or assist every 55.3 minutes.
– Messi also tops La Liga for total shots, shots on target, chances created, big chances created, fouls won in final third, goals from outside the box, goals from free-kicks, braces and hat-tricks.