Lionel Messi simply couldn't be stopped during a great run in Girona 0-2 Barcelona

Leo Messi

Lionel Messi kept his quite exceptional 2018-19 La Liga campaign going on Sunday as Barcelona picked up a 2-0 win away to Girona.

Nelson Semedo bagged his very first Barca goal to open the scoring in the ninth minute but it was Messi who sealed the points in the second-half with a trademark finish.

Jordi Alba played a square pass across to Messi and he reacted to goalkeeper Bono sprinting out to him by chipping the ball over his head and into the net in typically calm fashion.

The Argentine magician now has a crazy 26 goals and 13 assists in just 25 matches in all competitions this season, but we all know he's much more than just statistics.

Messi showcased his incredible quality many times at the Estadi Montilivi and produced one run in which four or five Girona players simply couldn't get anywhere near him.

Messi's phenomenal 2018-19 season continues

Leo Messi lined up alongside Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho in Ernesto Valverde's front three and stretched his league goal involvement streak to 16 games.

Messi is all smiles during Girona 0-2 Barcelona

That's right - the 31-year-old has either scored or assisted a goal for the Spanish champions in every La Liga outing since October 2018.

Messi's effortlessly astonishing run at Girona

Messi is renowned for his one-of-a-kind dribbling skills and the move which led to a great chance for Suarez started with the little man playing a one-two near the half-way line.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner then accelerated into space, breezing past two opponents and then evading the challenges of three defenders as he entered the penalty area.

After sitting one helpless Girona player down with a sumptuous little dink, Messi had the vision to lay it on a plate for Suarez but the Uruguayan's strike was saved by the impressive Bono.

The 2-0 victory sees Barca maintain a five-point advantage over second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga, but they have work to do in their defence of the Copa del Rey.

Messi during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 tie against Levante

Messi was not in Valverde's squad for the 2-0 loss at Sevilla in mid-week but you can bet the superstar will be in the starting XI for the return leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

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