Lionel Messi put forward another compelling argument int he case that suggests he is the best player to ever play football with two spectacular individual goals for Barcelona against Bayern Munich in midweek.
With the Champions League semi-final first-leg looking doomed to be a 0-0 stalemate, the Argentine maestro took the game by the scruff of the neck and almost single-handedly fired the Catalan giants to comprehensive victory.
Messi has been in spectacular form since the turn of 2015, but his goalscoring feats in Spain have been consistently impressive over the years.
To prove the South American’s longevity, the following statistic monitors how many goals he has scored over the last seven years since the start of the 2007-08 campaign.
Incredibly, Messi averages a goal per game in the last seven seasons in the Spanish top flight and is showing no signs of slowing down.
The Argentina international will be in the mix as Barcelona take on Real Sociedad this weekend, with Luis Enrique’s men desperate for three points at Camp Nou to keep their dreams of winning La Liga on track.