After scoring two goals against Tottenham at Wembley, in the midweek Champions League fixture, Messi has now got more than 40 goals for the 10th year in a row. This is the level of consistency that has earned him the reputation of the Greatest Footballer of All Time. Messi was once again phenomenal in Champions League, when he took on Tottenham last week. The player scored two fantastic goals and helped his team win the crucial fixture. Here’s how well he had done in the match.
Lionel Messi's game by numbers vs. Tottenham:
65 passes (84.6% accuracy)
4 shots on target
3 chances created
2 take ons completed
The best. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/vsh8T0RlHb
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 3, 2018
Before Lionel Messi and his arch rival, Cristiano Ronaldo came on the scene of football, the strikers who would score between 20 – 30 goals in a season would be thought of outstanding. However, with the arrival of Messi and Ronaldo things have changed and the bar has been set so high that those who score 20 to 30 goals are considered to be just average.
Lionel Messi has been scoring 40 goals every year since 2009. During the past 10 years Messi has been able to score 50 goals in a year, 7 times. And his best year was 2012 when the legend scored 91 goals in a single year. Here’s how many goals Messi has scored every year since 2009.
Lionel Messi has scored 40+ goals for 10 consecutive seasons:
2009 – 41 goals
2010 – 60
2011 – 59
2012 – 91
2013 – 45
2014 – 58
2015 – 52
2016 – 59
2017 – 54
2018 – 40 (so far)
Goalscoring machine! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ZQ5MhQ3ate
— FC Barcelona News (@onlyfcbnews) October 4, 2018
We still have 3 months remaining till the end of the year. And with Messi in phenomenal goal scoring form, we can hope for another year of more than 50 goals for Lionel Messi.