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ANALYSIS: These are the eight challenges of Leo Messi for the year 2019

Published:31/12/2018 - 17:47h

Updated:16/01/2019 - 17:48h

2018 it has been a promising year for Leo Messi, but 2019 opens the door to new challenges. The crack of the FC Barcelona expects to conquer more triumphs to collective level and also individual, in another course that presents with several records near at hand of his boots

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It is 31 years old and many carry time trying predict his decline, but the true is that Leo Messi follows surpassing any existent limit in the world of the football and exhibiting his talent with the FC Barcelona. Justo when 2018 raisin a page of the full history of joys, 2019 presents one in white that the one of Rosario can begin to fill of records.

In this challenge, as it is used to to signal, the '10' prefers the collective attainments to the individual, but has clear that of his performance can depend the success in the Camp Nou. This year it is more motivated that never, and after conquering LaLiga and the Glass of Rey, wants to give back to the culés to the place that deserve in the Champions, reigning above all the clubs of Europe.

Also it has slope the decision on his path with the selection of Argentina, that could close definitively in the new year or lengthen a bit more. What is clear is that to the crack never are missing him challenges, and there is eight in concrete that it will be able to confront when the calendar of the Catalans reactivate next Sunday 6 January.

The challenges of Messi in 2019

The fifth Champions with the Barça

Messi warned that this campaign wants to go back to bet by the triplete, but above the rest, what more illusion does him is the Champions. This trophy, besides, would have special importance, because it would convert him beside Gerard Hammered in the only player with five 'orejonas' conquered with the same club. For the moment it has the ones of 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2014-15.

The Pichichis of Telmo Zarra

The '10' is a safe of goal in LaLiga, and is to a step of a myth like Telmo Zarra in trophies Pichichi (attained 6). For the time being, the Argentinian goes back to be at the top of the table, and if it keeps his position until final of course, will be by sixth maximum time goleador of the championship. Already it attained it in the courses 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

A new Boot of Gold

It does hardly some weeks, Leo Messi collected his fifth Boot of Gold, and turned into greater awarded in this section. Now it goes way of the sixth, what would lengthen his advantage on Cristiano Ronaldo, his main goleador, at most scorer in the European leagues. 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18 already they recognised him like main artilleryman of the planet, and his voracity does not have limit.

400 goals in LaLiga

Precisely, in LaLiga has to shot another round figure, because with his 398 is about to to reach the 400 goals. It carries 15 in the campaign 2018-19 and has win to follow expanding the account, by what is one of the records that could fall first. 

The record of Peeled

Between the furthest records, for the moment, is the register goleador of Peeled in an alone club. The Brazilian heaved the slat until the 643 officials in the Saints, and Leo accumulates 573 in his years in the FC Barcelona. Explaining that the average is used to rondar the 50 targets by year, to these heights of 2019 already could have him to shot.

The sixth Balloon of Gold

2018 it has broken the series of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in this prize, but if they keep the pulse will have options to win it again. To the Barcelona matter him little the labels that can put him, and this has remained clear with his answer on the terrain of game after the votes went down him to the fifth place in the classification of the best player of the world. It is difficult to believe.

The register of victories in LaLiga

To date, the attacker has aimed 324 victories in 433 days of League, and has in his sight to Iker Boxes. The mythical guardameta of the Real Madrid left in Spain a record that reaches the 344, with a difference of hardly ten triumphs that the FC Barcelona could help to undo in brief.

The record of parties of Andrés Iniesta

The record of parties contested in the history of the Barça is for Xavi Hernández with 767, and although east remains far, more affordable is the one of Andrés Iniesta that fulfilled 674 meetings like Barcelona. Messi will start the 2019 with 657, and in the next months will relieve to the manchego in the second place of the podium.

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