From the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, Lionel Messi only needs an average of 3.5 shots to score a goal.
Typical for the effectiveness of the Barca captain is the victory over Celta Vigo 4-1 in La Liga over the weekend. Back then, he only needed five shots to score three goals. The penalty kick also helped Messi increase the number of goals scored from fixed situations this season to four out of 10 made – that is, success to 40%.
Thanks to the high efficiency in the finishing stage, Messi has owned eight goals in seven appearances (off the first five games of the season due to injury). He currently stands second in the top scorer race, and is only one goal behind Karim Benzema – who has played 11 matches this season.
Before this season, Messi’s most effective finishing rate was the 2012-2013 season. At that time, he scored 46 goals from 163 finishes – reaching 3.54 shots/goal.
Messi has scored 50 goals in La Liga 2011-2012 season. This is a record of Spanish football in particular and the peak football in Europe in general
In the last three seasons, Messi’s goals in La Liga have not exceeded 37, but all have brought the title of top scorer with European Golden Shoes. In total, he holds a record of winning six Golden Shoes, two more titles than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi’s record in La Liga last 10 seasons
2018-2019 season: 171 shots, 36 goals, 4.75 shots / goal
2017-2018: 197 shots, 34 goals, ratio 5.79
2016-2017: 179 shots, 37 goals, 4.84 ratio
2015-2016: 158 shots, 26 goals, 6.08 rate
2014-2015: 187 shots, 43 goals, rate of 4.35
2013-2014: 160 shots, 28 goals, ratio 5.71
2012-2013: 163 shots, 46 goals, ratio 3.54
2011-2012: 202 shots, 50 goals, rate 4.04
2010-2011: 150 shots, 31 goals, 4.84 percentage
2009-2010: 163 shots, 34 goals, 4.79
Messi leveled Ronaldo’s hat-trick record
Barca captain Lionel Messi caught the record-breaking 34-goal hat-trick of Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga.
Messi scored the 34th hat-trick in the match on 9/11, helping Barca beat Celta Vigo 4-1. His hat-trick this time included a penalty and two free kicks.
Because Ronaldo has moved to Serie A and it is difficult to return to La Liga, Messi’s record monopoly is only a matter of time.
The Argentine superstar is also the most goalscorer in La Liga history, with 427 times. Ronaldo ranked second with 311 goals, while the late player Telmo Zarra ranked third with 251 goals.