FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has broken yet another record this after helping his team to a 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday night.
Barcelona who had to win to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid in the race for Laliga title had Arturo Vidal first-half goal to thank after some scare from the host but the game wasn’t complete without another assist from the Argentine.
After scoring his 700th career goal a matter of weeks ago, 15 minutes into the game, Messi played a delicious pass into the path of Vidal who slid the ball home to give Barça a vital lead.
With the assist, the 33-year-old has become the first player in LaLiga history to score 20+ goals and provide 20+ assists in a single season.
20 - Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the first player to reach 20 assists in a single La Liga season since Xavi (20) in 2008/09. Legend. pic.twitter.com/zRtO2dyEi8— OptaJose (@OptaJose) July 11, 2020