La Liga: Messi experiencing longest goal drought in six years

first_imgRead Also: La Liga: Griezmann shines as Barcelona edge Etebo’s GetafeFollowing that match, Barcelona enter a critical week as they go to Napoli in the Champions League for a last-16 first-leg encounter, then on March 1 they travel to Santiago Bernabeu for a Classico encounter against Real Madrid that is likely to go a long way to determining their success or failure in this season’s title push.If Messi fails to score in either of those next two league matches, he will have fixtures against Real Sociedad and Mallorca in which to avoid matching the unwanted run of 2014.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It marked a fourth game without a goal for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, whose goal scoring exploits have been renowned throughout a trophy-laden career. Previously, he had failed to net in fixtures against Valencia, Levante and Real Betis.The last time he endured such a drought came in January 2014, when he went eight games without scoring.Despite failing to fire recently, he has still managed 14 goals in 19 La Liga matches this season, including hat-tricks against Mallorca and Celta Viga.And though Messi may not be finding the net currently with his usual unerring ability, he continues to be a decisive presence for Barcelona due to the volume of assists that he continues to rack up.Indeed, while he has not scored in the last three games, he has still managed to set up six of the Catalans’ seven goals during that span. It is a run that amounts to as many as he had achieved in his previous 20 matches in La Liga.Messi is now up to 12 assists in only 19 league appearances this season, which is only one fewer than he mustered over the duration of last season, in which he played 34 matches in the Spanish top flight.He will, nevertheless, be eager to break his scoring duck next Saturday when Eibar visit Camp Nou. The Argentina attacker was unable to score in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Getafe at Camp Nou, which pulled his Barca side level on points at the summit of the table with Real Madrid, who have a game in hand. Barcelona star Lionel Messi is on his worst goalscoring form in La Liga since January 2014, having gone four matches without finding the back of the net.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseShocking Robots That Exist And Function Very Similar To HumansA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img

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