Leo Messi has outscored everyone despite starting his least games for Barcelona since 08/09


Having already secured La Liga on Saturday, Barcelona are looking to do the treble by also winning the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

They face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on May 25, while Liverpool are the Blaugrana's opponents for the Champions League semi-finals.

Winning the treble would be an incredible achievement, though most of the plaudits would go to Lionel Messi following yet another sensational season.

Despite the fact he turns 32 in June and has sustained a few injuries, Messi has been at his unstoppable best for Barcelona.

So far he's recorded 34 goals and 13 assists in La Liga - both league highs - and 10 goals and three assists in the Champions League.

With regards to the European Golden Boot, only Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe (30) now has a realistic chance of catching the Argentine.

It's the same story when it comes to the Pichichi Trophy, with Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema (both 21) Messi's closest challengers but some way behind.

It's hard to imagine Messi can get much better than he already is, so the term "like a fine wine" doesn't quite apply here, but he's certainly not getting worse.

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One statistic that summarises just how dominant Messi has been is that he's started the least amount of games for Barcelona this season since 2008/09 (38 out of 54).

And yet, he's outscored everyone in Europe.

Some of those games the 31-year-old completely missed because of a broken elbow, too. He really is a freak of nature.

Insane. Messi has the chance to further his status as football's greatest by guiding Barcelona to the Champions League for the first time since 2015.

Liverpool represent arguably the toughest possible opponents in the semi-finals, but no one has been able to stop Messi this season and Jurgen Klopp's men will have a tough time trying.

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