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4 reasons why Lionel Messi could lead Barcelona to a treble this season

Jidonu Mauyon
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13.63K   //    25 Aug 2018, 05:49 IST

Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga
Lionel Messi

Despite all the odds, Catalan giants, FC Barcelona managed to clinch both the LaLiga title and the Copa Del Rey trophy last term - and they were on course to claim a historic treble before an embarrassing exit in the UEFA Champions League dashed their hopes during the campaign.

Once again, under the leadership of newly appointed captain Lionel Messi, the Catalans will come with a mission to sweep all the three trophies this season. The Argentine who assumed the captaincy following the departure of Andres Iniesta recently talked about his desire to help the club to maintain their domestic dominance and also bring the Champions League trophy to Camp Nou this term.

Lionel Messi played influential roles during Barcelona's treble-winning seasons (2008/2009, 2014/2015), scoring unbelievable numbers of goals and producing magical displays during the decisive moments. Therefore, we take a look at 5 reasons why the Argentine could also lead La Blaugrana to repeat that feat this term.


#4. Incredible Form

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga
The attacker is in the form of his life at the moment

It is evident that Lionel Messi has finally put his disappointing FIFA World Cup outing in Russia behind him and he has switched his total focus to helping Barcelona achieve a successful campaign this season.

The Argentine is feeling comfortable wearing the red and blue stripes of Barcelona once again and he has wasted no time in making his impact felt at Camp Nou during the new term. A brilliant performance from the playmaker in the Supercopa de Espana triumph was followed by another scintillating display in which he opened his account for the new season - scoring an amazing brace against Deportivo Alaves last weekend.

In the game against the Alaves, Messi was so unlucky to see two of his brilliant efforts fly to hit the goalpost - if not, he could have finished the match with 4 goals to his name. With the Argentine in such an incredible form, there is no doubt Barcelona have a huge chance to win the treble this season.

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Jidonu Mauyon
ANALYST
Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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