Is Lionel Messi getting older?
Barcelona main man Lionel Messi is goalless for 4 consecutive league matches. Without Messi’s goal Barcelona are having a tight victory. It shows how important is Messi for Barcelona. The 6 times golden shoe winner is facing goal droughts in the recent matches. The 33 years old Argentine has scored 14 league goals 2019/20 season so far. The top scorer Ciro Immobile has already scored 26*.
Meanwhile, his rival Cristiano Ronaldo is having his best season in Serie A. Cristiano Ronaldo has consecutively scored in the 11 Serie A matches surpassing the record made by David Trezeguet. The Portugese has scored 20 goals so far. He is only 6 goals behind Ciro Immobile. This season seems to be challenging for Lionel Messi. As we know Messi is aging. He is playing with the injury as the key players of Barcelona are injured. We can witness Messi’s performance is degrading day by day. The performances in champions league aren’t satisfactory too.
Barcelona are already out from the copa del rey after losing against Athletic Club Bilbao. Messi’s magic didn’t work their either. Barcelona are at second position following league leader Real Madrid. They are 3 points behind Real Madrid. He is not even in the top 5 goal scorer.
Here is the list of top European goal scorers 2019/20 till game week 25
Ciro Immobile 
Robert Lewandowski 
Cristiano Ronaldo/Timo Werner 
Jamie Vardy/Romelu Lukaku 
Sergio Aguero/Wissam Ben Yedder 
However, Messi has managed to assist the goals
Messi has hit the top 5 assist provider list with his name
Top 5 assist provider this season*
Kevin de Bryune 
Jadon Sancho 
Thomas Muller/Lionel Messi 
Luis Alberto/ Angel Di Maria 
Trent Alexander Arnold