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5 Barcelona players who have impressed the most in the 2018-19 LaLiga season

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6.38K   //    16 Feb 2019, 01:02 IST

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga
FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga

FC Barcelona are enjoying an eventful run in the 2018-19 season as Ernesto Valverde’s side are at the top of the league table with 51 points. Barcelona has once again shown why they are considered one of the best clubs in LaLiga by producing some sparkling performances.

The Catalans will be eager to finish the season on a high by winning the title and at the moment Valverde's side are looking like a strong contender. Madrid are in second place in the table with 45 points and as the season goes ahead it could be a fascinating contest among the finest clubs of European football.

Ernesto Valverde has made some very interesting changes in the team’s formations depending upon the opponents, which has benefitted his side. The players too have responded in a positive manner by playing to their capabilities.

The players have also enjoyed Valverde’s confidence and have looked at ease under his guidance. Ernesto Valverde and team management have allowed the players to play freely.

Barcelona has looked convincing in every department but the most important aspect would be consistency. Valverde has expressed confidence about the Catalans chances in the upcoming Champions League match against Lyon.

Ernesto Valverde has also expressed satisfaction on the performances of some of the younger players. Their current form can surely act as a morale booster ahead of the upcoming Champions League games. Barcelona need to keep up the good work so as to be on par with the other teams. The team needs to be resolute in their approach during challenging situations.

Altogether, Barcelona have some very exceptional talents in their camp who have played an important role in the team’ success in the ongoing season. We take a look at 5 such players who impressed the most this LaLiga season.


#1 Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - Copa del Rey Semi Final
FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - Copa del Rey Semi Final

Lionel Messi has been the core of Barcelona’s forward line. The Argentine has formed a deadly combo with Luis Suarez and the duo has outperformed the best opponents with their aggressive runs.

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Many thought that maybe after the departure of Neymar, the balance of their forward line might get affected, but the 31-year-old has teamed up quite well with Suarez in the forward line while his coordination with the midfield has been sharp as ever.

Lionel Messi has scored 21 goals in 21 games this LaLiga season with 12 assists to his name. Messi has deceived the opposition’s defense with his accelerating runs and creative dribbles.

The Argentine holds a commanding position in Barcelona’s forward line who has decided the outcome of a game with his individual brilliance. Lionel Messi has scored 6 goals in 4 Champions League games this season and will be hoping to continue with his form.

Messi's form will surely be a big factor for the Catalans in the season going ahead. The striker has had a huge impact on the team's success over the years and Barcelona fans at Camp Nou will be hoping the charismatic forward takes the team over the line.


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