💫 Monday stats roundup: Leo Messi, Seniorman Iheanacho & Mason Greenwood
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💫 Monday stats roundup: Leo Messi, Seniorman Iheanacho & Mason Greenwood

Lionel Messi got his hands on a 35th trophy in Barcelona colours as he helped sweep Athletic Bilbao aside in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.

The great man also surpassed 30 goals this season across all competitions, extending his personal record in that particular metric by another year. Elsewhere, Kelechi Iheanacho's scintillating form in front of goal shows no signs of letting up. 

🌟 Leo, Kelechi & Mason shine

  • Each of the last four goals scored at Wembley in the FA Cup has been scored by African players - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brace in last season's final, Hakim Ziyech on Saturday and Kelechi Iheanacho yesterday.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho is the first Nigerian player to score 15 goals in a season in all competitions for a Premier League club since Odion Ighalo scored 17 in 2015/16 for Watford.

  • At 19 years & 199 days, Mason Greenwood is the youngest player to score 15 league goals for Man United since Norman Whiteside (18 years & 281 days in Feb 1984). 

And then there's Leo: 

There's a lot happening off the pitch on Planet Football right about now, but there will always be excellence to celebrate on it.