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6 incredible records which Lionel Messi set in 2018

Elvis Ume O
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01 Jan 2019, 12:18 IST

#5 Highest goal involvement ratio in 2018

FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B
FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B

Lionel Messi is not only one of the greatest players and goalscorers in the history of the game, he is also arguably the greatest playmaker football has ever witnessed and this is evident by the high number of assists and chances he creates for teammates.

On his day, Lionel Messi has the key to unlock any defense, possessing the innate ability to find teammates in the tightest of spaces with pin-point deliveries and Barcelona have undoubtedly been the better off for having him within their ranks for the last 15 years.

The Barca talisman ended 2018 with 51 goals and 26 assists from 54 matches, which totals to a staggering 77 goals that he was involved in for club and country this year at a rate of about 1.4 goals/game.

His goal involvement ratio for 2018 placed him significantly ahead of everyone else in Europe's top five leagues and made a mockery of those who suggested Messi has begun to lose form

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