Lionel Messi helped Barcelona again, this time with a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid, and now he’s keeping another record.
The captain of Argentina and Barcelona has now hit 20 assists this season, placing him at the level of Xavi with the most assists in the single-season of La Liga since helping Arthur Vidal win. Since the 2008-2009 season, Xavi has held the record.
Messi also hits 22 goals in this season and also levels the score with Thierry Henry as the only player to have 20 or more goals and assists in a single season since the turn of the century.
Gathering the assists he has provided so far in the Copa del Rey and in the Champions League this season, Messi has had a total of 24 assists and an all-time record high in all of the 29 assists he has earned in the 2014-15 season.
By winning this match, Catalans have kept their hope of title-winning, while Real Madrid is still at the top of the table with La Liga entering their final match week soon.