Messi’s ceiling gets higher and higher. Leo gets better every day and the start of this season has been no exception. The striker has improved on all his records from other seasons.
Leo Messi has been the Barça reference in the first games of this new season In addition to
witnessing and experiencing the celebration of two trophies, the 2 Super Cups, Messi has
dramatically improved his scoring numbers with regard to the start of other seasons.
In his eighth season in the first team Messi has never achieved these
numbers. Six goals in four official games for Messi. Three goals against Real Madrid in the Spanish
Super Cup, one more in the European Super Cup, a competition which until now he hadn’t scored
in, and two more goals on Monday against Villarreal.
Only two years not scoring
Messi didn’t score a goal in the same period in seasons 2005/06 and 2007/08.
In the other seasons we had to wait a short while for his goals.
In the 2006/07 season Messi scored just one goal, against Celta, in the first game of the
season (Barça won 3-2). In 2008/09, Guardiola’s first in charge, Messi scored 3 in the first
four games. One at the Camp Nou, a penalty against Racing (1-1), and two more at Sporting (Barça
A hat trick to start
Last year the best player in the world beat his old numbers. Messi
scored four goals in his first 4 games, including a spectacular, and decisive, hat-trick at the
Camp Nou against Sevilla in the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup, and another goal in Santander,
the first goal for the future League Champions, on the first day of last season.
At the end of the 2010/11 season, Messi had scored 53 goals in official competitions, a stat
we should bear in mind towards the end of the current season, considering this spectacular start.