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Why This Will Be Lionel Messi's Best Season Ever

BR - After 60 games last season, Lionel Messi had 73 goals and 29 assists. It was a season for the ages.

While, on a personal level, he had his best season ever, Barcelona lost their grip on both their La Liga and Champions League titles.

And Messi struggled in the big games, which was unusual for him. Real Madrid held him goalless in both League games and in both legs of their Copa Del Rey quarterfinal.

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no_more_heroes1895d ago

Is it really possible to score more than 70 goals again?

Gamer19821895d ago

In La Liga? Yes possibly.. Outside the top 2 teams look at the quality of the teams.. They have like 2 or 3 quality players and the rest are championship quality. It's how he gets so many and why CR7 gets more than he ever did in the PL.

RGB1895d ago

Bitter English fans still bitter. Spanish football has been the best football for the best part of 8 years now. Deal with it.

Seasons from 2007 – 2012. Recent History.

2007-08 La Liga;

22 pts is the difference between 4th Atlético Madrid (64 pts) and 18th Real Zaragoza (42 pts).
- 22 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

2007-08 Premier League;

40 pts is the difference between 4th Liverpool (76 pts) and 18th Reading (36 pts).
- 40 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

La Liga is more competitive during the 2007-08 league seasons.

2008-09 La Liga;

25 pts is the difference between 4th Atlético Madrid (67 pts) and 18th Real Betis (42 pts).
- 25 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

2008-09 Premier League;

38 pts is the difference between 4th Arsenal (72 pts) and 18th Newcastle United (34 pts).
- 38 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

La Liga is more competitive during the 2008-09 league seasons.

2009-10 La Liga;

27 pts is the difference between 4th Sevilla (63 pts) and 18th Real Valladolid (36 pts).
- 27 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

2009-10 Premier League;

40 pts is the difference between 4th Tottenham Hotspur (70 pts) and 18th Burnley (30 pts).
- 40 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

La Liga is more competitive during the 2009-10 league seasons.

2010-11 La Liga;

19 pts is the difference between 4th Villarreal (62 pts) and 18th Deportivo La Coruña (43 pts).
- 19 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

2010-11 Premier League;

29 pts is the difference between 4th Arsenal (68 pts) and 18th Birmingham City (39 pts).
- 29 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

La Liga is more competitive during the 2010-11 league seasons.

2011-12 La Liga;

17 pts is the difference between 4th Málaga (58 pts) and 18th Villarreal (41 pts).
- 17 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

2011-12 Premier League;

33 pts is the difference between 4th Tottenham Hotspur (69 pts) and 18th Bolton Wanderers (36 pts).
- 33 pts between Champions League football and relegation.

La Liga is more competitive during the 2011-12 league seasons.

**Ignorance is bliss and also dumb. 5 seasons of football, 5 seasons of closer La Liga football. Just because Real Madrid and Barcelona are the best 2 teams in the world, doesn't mean La Liga isn't competitive. To the contrary, it's far more competitive then the Premier League has ever been.**

RGB1895d ago

I can't see him scoring that many again for years. The team is way too dependent on him and now Pep has gone, Tito needs to either copy Pep's tactics or develop something of his own. I honestly think Barca is going to miss Pep massively.

The big players need to perform much better under Tito than they ever did for Pep. Challenging Madrid without Pep's footballing knowledge will be interesting. Madrid has improved massively since the "Special Defeat" in December 2010 (5-0) and have in my opinion surpassed Barca. Madrid without Ronaldo still would of won the league, Barca without Messi would of missed the Champions League places.

Barca have bought players already, Madrid have sold dead weight and promoted youth players.