the trip Meter is back up at a pace that causes it to smoke.
Opponents beg and pray that it soon must have an end.
But it does not. Not yet at least.
Lionel Messi continues.
He scores goals, he makes. The little argentine with the peculiar venstreben and the unmistakable beard.
Saturday, he struck again. Against Valladolid.
Admittedly a penalty, but is it over the line, count it.
It was goal number 30 this season for Messi. A number of the majority of the attackers at the highest level would very much like to sell their grandmother for before the start of the season.
For Messi, it everyday. Nothing new in it. It is a disappointment if he finishes lower.
It shows statistics with all the clarity one can cram into an Excel sheet.
For the target secured him, that he for 11. (!) season in a row scores 30 goals or more in a single season.
It shows a simple review of his seasons in FC Barcelona, which we have made at the bottom of the article. Aside from the first season, where he as a young man had to run his career walk and scored almost pathetic get the goal (as the 06-07 season, where it 'only' was to 17 goals...!), as he has since the 08-09 season, and not scored less than 38 goals per season.
It gets other stjerneangribere as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gabriel Batistuta, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Harry Kane and Sergio agüero, as to see the ordinary addition, which in itself is terrible.
Against Valladolid came to scoring many times before the penalty spot, and the magician from Rosario allowed himself even to burn another opportunity from the spot shortly before the time, why the total ended up with a score on 12 attempts.
It was not, however, the head coach Ernesto Valverde to shake his hand.
- no, No, I'm not particularly nervous. I was convinced that he would score both times. Leo is a secure card. He could also have scored more goals, it came from cheftræneren, who has just extended his contract with the club.
He must, other things equal, also have been slightly relieved.
the Victory comes right up to the first of two Champions League-1/8-finals against Olympique Lyon in the coming week - and after three drawn games in a row against Athletic and Valencia in the league as well as pokalsemifinalen against Real Madrid.
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Here he has scored against Tottenham in the Champions League 3. October 2018. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Here is the goal against Racing Santander in the league 29. april 2018. Photo: Miguel Vidal/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Here he has scored against Alavés in the pokalfinalen 27. may 2017. Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A goal is celebrated against Atlético Madrid in the company of Luis Suárez and Neymar. Photo credit: Siu Wu/AP
22. november 2014 worn he by teammates after scoring against Sevilla in the league. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
AC Milan get Messi-magic to taste 6. november 2013 in the Champions League. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP
Jordi Alba you are Messi after scoring against Athletic Club 1. december 2012 in the league. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
Scoring against Valencia 19. February 2012. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
Almeria have seen Messi score against in a league match 9. april 2011. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
Cheers, with Seydou Keita after scoring against Real Zaragoza 21. march 2010. Photo: David Ramos/AP
One of the most important goals in his career, fell 27. may 2009 against Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League final. Here celebrated it with Thierry Henry. Photo: Jasper Juinen/
Messi scores against Celtic in the Champions League 20. February 2008. Photo: Jon Super/AP
Xavi cheering with Messi 18. april 2007 after scoring against Getafe in pokalsemifinalen. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
Here is the Real Betis, who have conceded a goal from Messi 18. February 2006. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP
Lionel Messi scores against Albacete in the league 1. may 2005. His first goal as a professional for FC Barcelona. Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP