05 April 2012

The new challenges for Messi

If he maintains his progression scoring (total 58 goals this season) Leo is able to overcome all historical records.

While crushed records, Leo Messi is posing new challenges. The Argentinian has scored 58 goals already this season, a figure that allows you to aspire to break the record of Gerd Müller, the legendary Bayern Munich striker who scored 67 goals in the 1972-73 season, just one year before the start of the hegemony of the German team in Europe, with three consecutive European Cups.

Messi, who has scored 24 goals in their last twelve games (two goals per game), ahead at least 11 games (eight league, two Champions League semi-final and final of the Copa del Rey) to continue spraying figures. Leo, in fact, you can finish the season as top scorer in all competitions that dispute: it's all over Spain Super Cup with three goals (the top scorer of the competition), the European Super Cup with one, you can also end Top scorer in the Cup (Fernando Llorente is tied with five goals) in the league (total 36, one less than Cristiano Ronaldo) and in the Champions League, which already totals 14, as many as the tournament's all-time record in a single season , which was held by José Altafini in 1963.

Messi equaled italobrasileño Milan player with two penalty goals to the Italian team again decisive for Barça access to the semifinals of the Champions League. "In the shootout," said Leo, "I try to take the goalkeeper to move, but this was complicated because Abbiati is very big and I knew I could stop it with a movement. In fact, I think the opener touches the ball. But the important thing is to help the team qualify. "

A Messi are presented challenges us to think that Leo will be around for a while. The Argentine striker is 20 goals to become the top scorer in Champions League history (51, 71, by Raul), ie, about half a season, if he continues to progress, to be crowned as the king of goal in the history of the European Cup.

In La Liga, Messi has a total of 155 goals. In the end, although in the long term, are the three best ever: Zarra (251), Hugo Sánchez (234) and Raúl (228). Before you can become the second player in history to win two Pichichis Barça after Quini, who was top scorer in the championship dress blaugrana in seasons 1980-81 and 1981-82.

Nor is it unreasonable to think that Messi can achieve some day the six European Cups he won as a player Paco Gento of Real Madrid, a record that remains untouched since 1966. (via SPORT)