Leo Messi continues to break records. After his double at Alavés this Sunday, the Argentine has won his seventh Pichichi Trophy and his fourth in a row. His 25 goals in 33 league games meant that Real Madrid's Karim Benzema finished in second place in the standings.
This Pichichi Trophy is historic, as Messi has surpassed Telmo Zarra, with whom he was level before this campaign. It's his fourth consecutive top scorer award, equalling the feat of Mexican striker, Hugo Sanchez. In his case, he first did so with Atlético Madrid (1984/85) and the following three seasons with Real Madrid (1985/86, 1986/87 and 1987/88).
Nineteen of Leo Messi's 25 goals have come at the Camp Nou with six away from home. Of those, five were direct free-kicks, demonstrating his excellence from the dead ball.
In addition to being the player in the league who has scored the most goals, Leo Messi has also distributed the most assists. The 21 that the Barça No.10 served up this season in LaLiga show, once again, that he continues to set the benchmark. Indeed, this is the third consecutive season that Leo Messi has finished as the top scorer and assist provider in the league.