Stat: Lionel Messi starring in Barcelona's recent away games

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Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Celta Vigo, the Barcelona forward has netted in his last five away matches in the Spanish top flight.

Lionel Messi’s personal form has been a key reason behind Barcelona’s resurgence in 2015, with the Argentina international the standout player in world football currently.

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner has flourished on the right flank of the Blaugrana’s attack, scoring and setting up goals at will.

Luis Enrique’s men have a chance at a glorious treble this season, with their La Liga hopes being boosted by victory in the Clasico fixture against Real Madrid recently.

With Barca heading to take on Celta Vigo on Sunday, the travelling support will be confident that Messi can find the back of the net and bolster the club’s chances of being crowned Spanish champions.

As can be seen above, the South American star has been on target in the Catalan outfit’s last five away fixtures domestically.

This includes a brace against Eibar, a strike against Granada, scoring against Athletic Bilbao, two goals away to Elche and a hat-trick in Barcelona’s rout of Deportivo La Coruna.

The last time Messi failed to score for Barcelona away from home in La Liga came in the shock 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad at Anoeta, where the 27-year-old was left on the bench.

Messi sat out both of Argentina's recent international friendly fixtures but the Catalan side will hope he is fit and ready to extend his recent goalscoring record at Celta.

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