The Argentine star once more swiped the show as the Catalans went back to action complying with the coronavirus pandemic
Lionel Messi set one more La Liga record on Saturday as Barcelona made a winning go back to the pitch.
The leaders won 4-0 at Real Mallorca in their first action considering that the la Liga was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arturo Vidal opened up the scoring after simply two minutes prior to Messi set up Martin Braithwaite for his very first Barca goal and afterward Jordi Alba to make the points secure.
Messi after that added a 4th in second-half injury time to reach 20 La Liga objectives for 2019-20.
The Argentina star is the only player to score 20 or even more goals in Spain’s leading league in 12 consecutive periods.
Messi’s strong performance against Mallorca additionally saw his assists tally this season rise to 14, making him both the top scorer and top assist supplier in La Liga this season.
Ahead of Barcelona’s go back to action, Barcelona legend Rivaldo worried Messi’s workload have to be handled thoroughly, though the 32-year-old did wind up playing the full 90 mins on Saturday.
“Lionel Messi had some physical issues last week, so there’s a lot of discussion about whether he play the whole game for Barcelona in their first game back against Mallorca on Saturday,” Rivaldo told Betfair.
“Barca are two points head of Real Madrid at the top of the table so the title race is tight. If Barca can pull away, they could rest Messi in a few games.