Lionel Messi breaks La Liga assists record with glorious ball for Neymar goal v Levante [GIF]

It took Barcelona just 17 minutes to break open the Levante defence.

Lionel Messi picked out Neymar at the back post and the Brazilian looped his effort into the far corner for 1-0 Barcelona.

For Lionel Messi, this marked his elevation to the greatest assist provider in La Liga history – since statistics were compiled in the last 25 years.

Having drawn level with Luis Figo last week, it means Messi is now the all-time top goal scorer and top assist provider in La Liga history. Which is pretty amazing!

Watch all the angles on Lionel Messi’s glorious assist for Neymar on the GIF above. And, see some great stats below…

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