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Back to his best? 7 incredible stats after Lionel Messi's superb display last night

The Argentine superstar has more assists than anyone else in La Liga since 1980.

BARCELONA AND LIONEL Messi have both suffered poor runs of form lately, though club and player alike looked back to their best in La Liga last night.

The Catalan side earned an impressive 8-0 win against Deportivo to maintain their place at the top of the table, with Messi producing an influential display encompassing a goal and an assist.

This sumptuous pass was arguably the highlight of his performance…

Consequently, with Messi having scored his 500th senior goal against Valencia last week, we’ve taken a look at the Argentine superstar’s ever-improving stats in the wake of last night’s classy display…

1. Messi has more goals than anyone else in Europe’s top leagues in 2016

2. 299 of his 451 goals in all competitions for Barca have been assisted by teammates

3. He has equalled Everton legend Dixie Dean’s scoring record

4. He has now registered 172 assists in all competitions for Barca

5. He is joint-second on the list of most away goals in a single stadium

6. He has scored more away goals against Deportivo than anyone else

7. He has more assists than anyone else in La Liga since 1980

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