Sensational Lionel Messi sets new Spanish La Liga assists' record

Alaves vs Barcelona: Sensational Lionel Messi sets new Spanish La Liga assists record

Lionel Messi has smashed the Spanish La Liga record on Sunday, July 19 after he set up Ansu Fati for Barcelona's opened in their 5-0 rout of Deportivo Alaves.
The Argentine despite being 33 years of age set a new record for most assists in La Liga in a single season, surpassing former Barcelona team-mate Xavi in the process.
It was Messi's 21st in the league this term, breaking the record his former team-mate Xavi set in 2008-09.
The first goal of the encounter came in the 24th minute when Messi received a ball in space on the right wing and tried to play a cross that was deflected, but Ansu Fati was quicker than the Alavés defense to slot the ball home.
And 10 minutes later, a great combination between Sergi Roberto and Riqui Puig on the left eventually found Messi who had an easy tap-in to make it 2-0.
Luis Suarez made it 3-0 just before half-time as both teams went into the break with the Blaugrana holding a convincing lead.
In the 57th minute, another assist found Riqui Puig found Semedo in great position and the full-back fires a rocket into the top corner, what a goal that was. 4-0 to the visitors.
Lionel Messi eventually completed his brace after another beautiful team goal thanks to genius movement and passing by De Jong, a second excellent assist for Alba and a second goal for Messi.
What a performance! It ended; Alaves 0-5 Barcelona.

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