Lionel Messi breaks double La Liga assists record with glorious ball for Neymar’s goal against Levante today.
It took Barcelona just 17 minutes to break open the Levante defence.Lionel Messi picked out Neymar at the back post and the Brazilian looped his effort into the far corner to make it 1-0 for Barcelona.
For Lionel Messi, this marked his elevation to the greatest assist provider in La Liga history – since statistics were compiled in the last 25 years. Messi (106) surpasses Figo (105) and has THE MOST assists in La Liga in the last 25 years.
Having drawn level with Luis Figo last week, it means Messi is now the all-time top goal scorer and top assist provider in La Liga history. Which is pretty amazing!
* Messi is the first La Liga player to reach 20 official assists this season (Koke 14, Cristiano 13, Kroos 12).
* Messi now has the most goals and assists (since they started keeping that stat) in La Liga history. At the age of 27.