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La Liga 2017/18: 5 most impressive Barcelona players this season

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FC Barcelona Training Session
FC Barcelona Training Session

The 2017-18 La Liga Season has been a promising one for Ernesto Valverde and his men. Barcelona are serious title contenders and are sitting at the top of the table with 62 points in just 24 matches. Ernesto Valverde has expressed satisfaction with the way things have gone for the Spanish club so far and has stated that the Catalans will be hoping to continue their winning run for as long as possible.

Amidst this, there have been some glowing performances from some of the more elegant players Barcelona has in their ranks. We take a look at 5 such players who have produced some sparkling performances in the ongoing season.

#1 Lionel Messi

Eibar v Barcelona - La Liga
Eibar v Barcelona - La Liga

The charismatic Argentine has been the core of Barcelona forward line. Messi has formed a deadly combination with Luis Suarez in the attack. Many ex-footballers thought that the departure of Neymar might hurt the balance of their forward line, but the 30-year old has teamed up quite well with Suarez and his coordination with the midfield as well has been as sharp as ever.

Messi has deceived the opposition defense with his accelerating runs and crafty dribbles. He can decide the outcome of a game with his individual brilliance. The Argentine has scored 20 goals in 24 La Liga games this season and will be hoping to continue along this goal scoring form.

The striker has shouldered the responsibility of the team with aplomb.

Messi will be expected to come good not only in their upcoming La Liga games but in their upcoming Champions League fixtures. The Argentine scored in the first leg of their last 16 game against Chelsea which will be a big boost for the striker as he had not scored against the Blues in the last 8 matches.

Valverde has stated that a player of Messi's stature always helps lift the spirits of the entire team.

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