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The 20 challenges that Leo Messi could face in 2020

Published:31/12/2019 - 11:47h

Updated:31/12/2019 - 13:31h

Leo Messi has admitted lately that he sees his retirement closer, but his ambition has not diminished even a little. These are 20 challenges that the argentinian could face in 2020 with Barça and the national team

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The year 2019 has come to an end, and the FC Barcelona already prepares for a 2020 full of requirement. The Catalans have not achieved to show his best version in what it goes of season, but expect to recover his solidity, step advance and go back to litigate by all the titles at stake. For this will need the help of his best footballers, and especially of a star that never turns off when his more need him.

Leo Messi will be decisive for the successes of the Barcelona, that know that the best player of the world is in his edict. Fans and experts, friends and rivals recognise that the '10' has situated with total merecimiento between the most stood out players of the history, and although the injuries him incomodaron in the start of course, took little in showing that it goes back to be 'enchufado'. In 18 parties, has contributed 15 goals and nine assistances.

The one of Rosario has admitted recently that sees something more near his withdrawal, but still is motivated and has a lot of aims for fulfilling. Always it has recalcado that they interest him more put them collective that the individual, but the true is that the year that begins brings him challenges to all the levels. After a decade of authentic glory, the following already has opened a page of records that the Barcelona soon will begin to write.

The challenges of Messi in 2020

  1. 500 victories with the Barça: This is one of the attainments that Messi will take less in reaching, since in 705 official parties already go 498 triumphs -to which has added 618 so many and 251 assistances-.
  2. 900 parties like professional: The start of his career seems already very far, and the statistics do not do more than confirming that it treats of an authentic legend. To 705 meetings with the Barça great 138 with the selection of Argentina -70 targets and 45 assistances- for a total of 843.
  3. 700 goals like professional: This is another register that soon could remain sealed, since the attacker only needs 12 goals to arrive to another round figure. As already it has mentioned , they go 618 with the Barça and 70 with Argentina, for a total of 688.
  4. The records of Peeled: In matter of goals, 'Or Rei' is all an institution, but Leo has to shot two of his greater records. The Brazilian marked 643 with the Saints and has the record in an alone club, what leaves to the barcelonista to hardly 25 to equalise it. Besides, also it is the best Pichichi of a combined sudamericano with 77 so many, and the rosarino is an increasingly real threat.
  5. The Pichichi of Zarra: The past year, Messi equalised to Telmo Zarra like footballer with more Pichichis of LaLiga, with a total of six. If this year it keeps the rhythm and reaches the seventh, will be the only in the throne, and will equalise the series of Alfredo Gave Stéfano and Hugo Sánchez, that attained four consecutive.
  6. The seventh Boot of Gold: If it achieves the previous point, the referent culé will be a bit more near of agrandar his legend, that to day of today already situates him like a fearsome scorer in Europe. Another realizador relentless like Cristiano Ronaldo sees of far his six Boots of Gold (the luso has four), and the one of the Barça does not lose of sight the head of the table.
  7. The seventh Balloon of Gold: The individual awards do not remove him the dream, but does some weeks admitted that collect the sixth Balloon of Gold beside his children was an only feeling. If it keeps his current level of form sure that will be between the finalists of the next edition, and could increase his distance with Cristiano Ronaldo (5).
  8. The eleventh title of LaLiga: it Does hardly some months, surpassed to Andrés Iniesta (9) and planted like the Barcelona with more titles achieved in LaLiga (10), and aspires to approach to the absolute record. The today leader has in the sight to the madridista Paco Gento (12).
  9. The player with more titles: When it speaks of collective titles, Messi takes out his true character, although for the moment it is far of a férreo competitor with which shares friendship and in his moment also changing room. With 34 conquests with the Barça, and any with the selection, is to five of the 39 of Dani Alves.
  10. The fifth title of Champions: The 'orejona' is one of the trophies that more like to the Argentinian, that carries several years underlining that it is necessary to do an effort in Europe. For the moment, the titles of 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015 leave him empatado with Xavi Hernández and Iniesta and to two of the absolute record of Gento (6), but has rope for more and wants to take advantage of it.
  11. The Pichichi of the Champions: Raise the glass is the maximum ambition of Messi, but by the way could reach other attainments. Cristiano is one of the few that keeps him a pulse of maximum level, since the luso has marked 128 and has distanciado of his 114.
  12. The trophies to the maximum scorer of Champions: The battle that is supported by the Portuguese also extends to the number of entorchados, since the one of Madeira has been maximum scorer of the Champions in seven editions. If it wants to equalise him in this campaign, Leo will have to accelerate, because his absences have left to Robert Lewandowski with 10 targets by hardly two that he carries annotated for the moment.
  13. Goals in three finals of Champions: The final of Istanbul comes under scrutiny of Leo Messi, and if the Barça arrives, the crack will give it everything to go back to win. To day of today is empatado with Samuel Eto'or like the only culé that has marked in two definite parties, and that could be his opportunity for the third.
  14. The podium of parties in Champions: In Europe is where the '10' wants to win many of his battles, and in the one of the parties also can advance. With his 140, by in front has to Xavi with 151 -the one who more with the Barça-, and also to Cristiano (168) and Iker Boxes (177).
  15. The record of parties of Xavi: No only with the today player of the Juventus has a hand manually Messi, but Xavi also is in the horizon in several of his put. In the Barça, the one of Terrassa is the player with more parties contested, and his 705 could remain loomed if to the rosarino respect him the injuries. With 643, if it keeps his rhythm in all the competitions and the team arrives far, the Catalan could remain by behind.
  16. 600 parties with the dorsal '10': Messi inherited the dorsal of the legends of another idol like Ronaldinho, and since it did it has showed to be to the height of what this T-shirt comports. They go 595 commitments, in which it has annotated 576 goals and delivered 221 assistances.
  17. A 'hat-trick' of faults: The countless records of Messi do that in more than an occasion litigate for surpassing to himself same, and east is one of these cases. Already it marked him two so many of fault in a same party to Seville, RCD Espanyol and Celtic of Vigo, and the challenge is to arrive to the 'hat-trick'.
  18. More lacking in a season: The tope historical of Leo is in the eight of the past campaign, but for the moment carries four and has improved his precision in the last years. Has half course to expand his registers, and with the 46 of the Barça and six more than the selection, is increasingly near of the record of Juninho Pernambucano (76).
  19. A Chilean and an olympic goal: The Barcelona does not obsess for having all the individual registers in his vitrinas or in the videoteca, but arises the opportunity, could try it. More than once it has been near of the goal in two modalities that 'are missing him', the Chilean and the olympic goal.
  20. The Glass America: One of his spines nailed is to have not attained a greater title with Argentina, and this year has a new opportunity. In summer will go back to dress the T-shirt 'albiceleste' in search of the glory, not to play it everything to the last bullet that could be the World-wide of 2022.

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