Will Lionel Messi inspire Barcelona in 2019-20?

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02 Aug 2019

Unique records Lionel Messi can script this season

Lionel Messi will be eyeing another impressive season with Barcelona in 2019-20.

The Argentine superstar has made it a habit of notching spectacular feats in European football.

Barcelona won La Liga last term and in the upcoming season, they will be keen to pocket more trophies.

Messi will look to share the responsibility in helping Ernesto Valverde's side ahead.

Here're records Messi can script.

Career goals

A look at Messi's career goals for Barcelona

A look at Messi's career goals for Barcelona

Messi has remained a prolific goal-scorer for Barcelona ever since his debut season.

Besides Cristiano Ronaldo, nobody else has been able to match his intensity.

In 687 matches across all competitions, the GOAT has scored 603 goals for Barcelona.

419 goals have come in La Liga, whereas, 112 have come in the UEFA Champions League.

He also has 51 in Copa del Rey.

La Liga

Messi can surpass Ronaldo with this feat

Messi has 33 career hat-tricks in La Liga.

He stands second in the list behind Ronaldo (34).

Messi needs two more hat-tricks in 2019-20 La Liga season to surpass CR7 and etch his name in the record books.

Messi also needs 31 goals to get to the 450-goal mark in La Liga history.

Given the tally he produces every season, this can be achieved.

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Hat-tricks in UCL

Messi can achieve this record in the UCL

Messi can achieve this record in the UCL

Messi has scored two hat-tricks in a Champions League season (2011-12 and 2016-17).

If he manages to score two hat-tricks this time around, he will be the first player to achieve the feat in three different seasons.

If Messi amasses three hat-tricks in the 2019-20 UCL, then he will equal Ronaldo's feat (2015-16).

Both Messi and Ronaldo have eight UCL hat-tricks.

Messi records

Messi can script these special records as well

If Messi manages to score 50-plus goals across competitions in the upcoming season, then it will be the seventh time he will achieve this landmark.

This could also be the 12th successive season in which Messi can score 30-plus La Liga goals.

If Barca win La Liga title, then it will be the second time Messi will lift a hat-trick of Spanish League honors.

Other stupendous feats in Messi's radar

Messi has won the European Golden Shoe in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. This season could mark a fourth one in succession and a seventh overall. He could also land a fourth successive Pichichi Trophy, besides being La Liga's top goal-scorer for the fourth time running.

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