Lionel Messi delivered his 20th crucial pass of the season this Saturday. The Argentine, like his former teammate Thierry Henry, does.
Messi has never had 20 assists in a single La Liga season so far. The six-fold Ballon d’Or has therefore reached this symbolic total, including 22 goals. A nice “double” that only one player had achieved in the major European championships during the current century.
20 – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the second player to score 20 goals (22) and provides 20 assists in a single season in the top 5 leagues in the 2000s after Thierry Henry (24 goals and 20 assists in 2002/03 for Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/Zy5bsplSoG
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Messi became a series ferry
The only one who has taken such a performance before is Thierry Henry. The French striker pulled down 24 goals and delivered 20 assists in practice in the Premier League 2002/03. He was still playing in the Arsenal shirt. As a reminder, the duo played together for three seasons on the Nou Camp side (2007-2010).
To be complete, note that it was against the Levante team that Messi delivered the most passes during his career (15). And his favorite recipient is Luis Suarez. The Argentine striker took advantage of 32 of the offers. In total, the native of Rosario in his career in La Liga has been a decisive passer in La Liga 182 times.