Messi receiing the award | MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Leo Messi’s excellent form in the month of April has been rewarded with the Player of the Month award from the Spanish Football League. Last month the Barça number 10 played six league games and two in the Champions League against Juventus. In La Liga he scored eight goals, grabbing braces against Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Real Madrid and Osasuna.

In the league so far this season Messi has 35 goals to his name making him leader in the race to be pichichi ahead of his team mate Luis Suárez who is on 27. 

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