Lionel Messi certainly enjoyed himself against Huesca on Sunday. The Barcelona captain scored twice and grabbed a couple of assists as the hosts romped to an 8-2 win.
Messi’s two goals were both superb finishes, and he also set up Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona’s fifth goal with a lovely dink.
His contribution to Rakitic’s goal meant he wrote his name into the history books, as the first player to reach 150 La Liga assists.
150 - Lionel Messi has become the first player to reach 150 assists in La Liga in the 21st century. Magic. pic.twitter.com/d2QUOFIWPD— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 2, 2018
The next player on Opta’s list is Cesc Fabregas with 143, followed by Mesut Ozil (128), Cristiano Ronaldo (122) and Dani Alves (110) - none of whom are currently playing in Spain.
Of course Messi being Messi he added another assist before the game was out with a brilliant pass to set up Jordi Alba for Barcelona’s seventh. Make that 151 assists.
He also could have had a hat-trick too but unselfishly gave Barcelona’s penalty to Luis Suarez being the absolute legend that he is.