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Lionel Messi sets new La Liga record for assists against Girona

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Lionel Messi has set yet another record after setting up Luis Suarez for Barcelona’s equaliser against Girona on Saturday.

The hosts were stunned at Camp Nou as Girona took the lead inside three minutes. Some poor defending from Samuel Umtiti allowed Portu to clip home the opener.

Fortunately the lead did not last long as Messi released Luis Suarez who fired home clinically from inside the box.

The assist was yet another record for Messi’s ever-growing collection.

It’s also Messi’s 12th assist in La Liga this season, while Suarez’s goal was his 18th in the league, only Messi has scored more than the Uruguayan.