With the news that Lionel Messi will miss the rest of Barcelona’s season it feels like a pertinent time to measure how well the Argentine has done in 2013/2014.
As ever, Messi was spectacular.
A tally of 60 goals in one campaign is simply incredible, it just so happens that we have got so used to Messi brilliance and his goal scoring exploits, that we have become blasé about the diminutive Argentine.
With a further 16 assists, Messi has been directly involved in around half of all the goals scored by Barcelona this season.
Would Barcelona’s season have turned out differently had Messi been fully fit for the Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich?