Lionel Messi sets new record in La Liga as Barcelona forward assists Griezmann

Lionel Messi has added another record to his book when he set up Antoine Griezmann in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Villarreal on Sunday. The Argentinian recorded his 19th assist of the season, the forward’s best ever tally in a single season of the Spanish La Liga.

The 33-year-old already provided the assist for Luis Suarez‘s midway through the first half, becoming the first La Liga players with 18 assists since Messi himself did so in 2014-15 and prior to that in 2010-11. With four games remaining in the season, it is possible for Messi to break the 20 milestone.

Despite Messi’s career is reaching its final years, the forward is still dominating La Liga. He is the leagues top goalscorer with 22 goals and he also tops the La Liga list for assists. Funny fact: Messi has now provided 3 assists on Griezmann, more than any other player from FC Barcelona this season.