Lionel Messi completes his usual tally of 50 goals for the sixth consecutive year, after scoring against Deportivo Alaves for Barcelona on Saturday.
The Argentine’s incredible 20-yard goal in the 69th-minute at Camp Nou shut the door at Deportivo. Also places Barca in a close-range to La Liga triumph.
However, Messi is popular with his decisive strikes and even his teammates call him a magician while some refer to him as a talisman.
The magical hit from Messi restores Barca’s advantage after Alaves’ Pere Pons returns the earlier goals from Antoine Griezmann and Arturo Vidal.
Leo meanwhile closes the year with his half a century goal which ensures a 4-1 win over Alaves and seals their top position.
The six-times Ballon d’Or winner reaches the mark of 50 goals from 58 games for both club and country in 2019. As well as delivering 18 assists to see him off the year.
Though, 34 of the 50 goals for Messi came from his Laliga matches, with eight in the Champions League while three in the Copa del Rey.
Then, he scored the remaining five for his country in 10 appearances for Argentina this year. This great accomplishment has seen the Spanish giant through multiple awards, also aids the Catalans to win trophies.
Now, the champions are at the top of the Laliga table with 3 points ahead of the second-place Real Madrid temporarily. They visit Espanyol next to another league match.
This is the reason, everyone celebrates Leo, his outstanding density in goalscoring sees him to 50 goals and more for six straight years. He had his best year in 2012 when he had brilliant 91 tallies.