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Lionel Messi is responsible for half of Barcelona’s La Liga goals this season

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It’s no secret that Lionel Messi is having another superb campaign for Barcelona and he leads the way in La Liga with 20 goals already this season.

He’s also chipped in 10 assists, also more than any other player, which also means that altogether he has scored or assisted 30 La Liga goals this season.

That’s an awful lot of goals, for instance, it’s more than Sevilla, Getafe, Leganes, Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol, Alaves, Levante, Deportivo and Malaga have managed in La Liga this season.

While the stats show how simply amazing Messi is, they do also reveal that Barcelona are worryingly reliant on the Argentine and without him - well it’s probably best not to think about that right now.