The stats show Lionel Messi is La Liga’s king of assists

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Lionel Messi certainly enjoyed himself against Huesca on Sunday. The Barcelona captain scored twice and grabbed a couple of assists as the hosts romped to an 8-2 win.

Messi’s two goals were both superb finishes, and he also set up Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona’s fifth goal with a lovely dink.

His contribution to Rakitic’s goal meant he wrote his name into the history books, as the first player to reach 150 La Liga assists.

The next player on Opta’s list is Cesc Fabregas with 143, followed by Mesut Ozil (128), Cristiano Ronaldo (122) and Dani Alves (110) – none of whom are currently playing in Spain.

Of course Messi being Messi he added another assist before the game was out with a brilliant pass to set up Jordi Alba for Barcelona’s seventh. Make that 151 assists.

He also could have had a hat-trick too but unselfishly gave Barcelona’s penalty to Luis Suarez being the absolute legend that he is.

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