With 34 goals and 13 assists, he has reached ten league championships in his career
AFP | BARCELONA.- Demonstrating a great collective force, the Barcelona won his 26th league title yesterday thanks to the talent of Leo Messi, the experience of Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué, besides the irruption of Clément Lenglet. A good teamwork signed by Ernesto Valverde!
The man of the title is evidently Leo Messi: captain, best scorer of the League (34 goals) and best passer (13 assists), the Argentine went out of his way to reach his tenth championship and 34th trophy of his career with Barsa, club
Messi multiplied his successful successes of absence (6 in total) by the squad or below the barrier, and continues being the reference of the game of Barcelona, especially after the departure of Andres Iniesta in the summer, its predecessor in the captaincy.
"Messi always gets us out of many problems, of course," said Valverde, adding that "we will not apologize for having MessiIt is good that he is with us. "
In short, at age 31, "La Pulga" remains insatiable. The best scorer in league history is close to finishing "pichichi" for the sixth season of his career, which would allow him to match the mythical striker Telmo Zarra, six times the highest scorer of the Spanish league between 1945 and 1953.
Neighbor and best friend of Messi in the periphery of Barcelona, the Uruguayan Luis Suarez, of 32 years, also is his better accomplice in the lawn.
It was he who took a step forward when the Argentine injured his arm in the fall, scoring mainly a triple in the classic against Real Madrid at Camp Nou (5-1). And with 21 goals, he takes second place in the artillery behind Messi.
"It's a permanent headache for the opponent, you do not know when you can appear, and your perseverance makes it safe," Valverde said.