Goals and assists going forward
FC Barcelona's attack is as potent as ever with the team scoring 59 goals in official games this season and a trio of players have grabbed the majority with Lionel Messi netting 23, David Villa 10 and Pedro nine.
Efficiency in front of goal is one key trait of all the Blaurgana's forwards, but they also know
how to provide as the number assists from the front three is also impressive.
Messi is setting the pace with 23 goals in his 19 matches this term,
but he is also out in front at the top of the club's assist charts. The Argentinian has set up
seven goals for team-mates with three provided for Villa, one against Getafe and two against
Madrid, one for Pedro, against Getafe, two for Bojan Krkic, against Almería, and one for Dani Alves
Villa has wasted little time in settling at Camp Nou since his summer
move from Valencia and he has begun to find his range in front of goal. The striker is now the
team's second highest scorer with ten goals and he has also provided five assists by setting up
Messi against Real Zaragoza, Getafe and Almería, Seydou Keita against Athletic Club and Pedro
Pedro has shown that his great form last term was no flash in the pan
as he has returned this season and continued to improve and shine in the first team. Already he has
netted three league goals, three Champions League goals, two Copa del Rey goals and one in the
Spanish Super Cup. Six of those goals have been scored in the last six consecutive games.
After a difficult season last time out because of injuries, Andrés
Iniesta is enjoying his football once again and has scored three goals himself this term. He has
also set up four goals for his team mates with Messi benefitting twice, against Sevilla and Racing,
and Villa, against Villarreal, and Pedro, against Panathinaikos.