Monday, December 10th, 2012
“As I have said many times, the record is nice but the important thing is the victory that keeps us on the patch we want to continue on, as I always say, my objectives are on a team level: to win the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey again.” – Lionel Messi.
“We won’t see another player like (Messi), not just because of his ability to score. But also for his ability to pass, play defense, and his understandings of the game. He is a global star that helps us in so many ways.” – Tito Vilanova.
Some of the stats surrounding Lionel Messi are just ridiculous.
Here are a selection via the always awesome @MessiStats.
Messi has now scored 2 goals in each of his 5 last Liga matches for Barcelona.
Messi is now Barcelona’s all-time scorer in La Liga with 192 goals.
Messi needed 21 league games last season to reach 23 goals. It’s taken him just 15 games this season.
Messi has now scored 15 goals in 8 away games this league season. His personal best is from 2009-10 (18 goals in 19 away games).
Messi in 2012 for Barcelona and Argentina: 5405 minutes of football, 86 goals (1 goal every 63 minutes).
There isn’t a great deal we can add! So enjoy all of Lionel Messi’s 86 goals in 2012 on the video below.