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Lionel Messi surpassed the record of former team-mate Xavi

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Surpassing the cycle of former team-mate Xavi from Barcelona, Lionel Messi set a new mark for most assists within La Liga within a single season.

Becoming the first player to register 20 goals and 20 assists in a single campaign for the Spanish top-flight, Messi matched Xavi’s figure in last week’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid.

Before knocking past Alaves goalkeeper Roberto to double the lead on the Catalan side, Messi scored his own goal as he played on a Riqui Puig pass, only 10 minutes after setting up Fati.

Stretching his lead over Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, the Argentina international struck again as his side went up 5-0 in the second half, taking his tally to 25 goals this season in La Liga.

To the highest scorer of the competition is awarded the Pichichi Trophy and Messi is going to claim the same for the seventh time in his career unless France’s foreign nets on Sunday at least five goals in their final season game at Leganes.

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