Overall the season 2015/16 has been a pretty fine one for Lionel Messi. He faced 2 months of injury time at the start of the season plus some time to return to scoring ways. However, he wasn’t affected by those injuries and scored 41 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions. Having these statics is a dream for an average player, but for Messi, this season was an average one considering what he has done in the past. After Xavi left Barcelona, Messi is playing role of a midfielder as there is lack of creativity and stability in Barcelona’s midfield. He has evolved as a passing Maestro and has created chances for his team in the time of needs. From his 20 assists this season, here is the list and video of Lionel Messi top 10 assists.
10. FCB vs Levante UD (Suarez):
Barca played Levante in 23rd round of the league where Barca won 0-2 at opponent’s ground and continued an unbeaten streak of 28 games. A counter-attack is initiated and Suarez passes the ball to Messi making a run on the right. Messi, after tricking a defender, passes the ball to Suarez who is clear and nets the ball.
9. FCB vs Espanyol (Munir):
Espanyol drew with Barcelona in the round of 16 of Copa Del Rey. The second leg of the draw was played at Espanyol’s home ground in which Messi provided this brilliant through ball to Munir, who then comfortably finished the chance.
8. FCB vs Athletic Club Bilbao (Suarez):
Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao were level on the aggregate score line in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey fixture. Roberto beautifully provides a pre-assist to Leo who then crosses the ball to Suarez who then finishes off and gives Barca the lead.
7. FCB vs Levante (Marc Bartra):
Round 4 of La Liga, Messi provided a beautiful long ball to the defender Marc Bartra, who was waiting in the box. Bartra shows very good control and then finishes like a striker.
6. FCB vs Celta de Vigo (Suarez):
Earlier this season, Celta humiliated Barca with a scoreline 4-1. Barcelona took the revenge when the two teams came face to face in league’s 24th round. The game ended with a 6-1 win for Barcelona. This lob assist from Messi to Suarez puts Barca in the lead.
5. FCB vs Espanyol (Neymar):
Just like the previous assist, Neymar passes the ball to Messi and then receives again from Messi with a lob pass and then Neymar finishes it off.
4. FCB vs Celta de Vigo (Neymar):
Although Barca lost this game against Celta, but this goal by Messi and Neymar’s combination is just out of this world.
3. FCB vs Deportivo (Suarez):
After the 2-1 loss against Real Madrid, Barcelona went on a losing streak. The Blaugrana came back to the winning ways with a stunning performance against Deportivo where the score line at full-time was 0-8. This no look first touch assist from Messi to Suarez simply speaks of his volume.
2. FCB vs Real Betis (Suarez):
This assist from Messi is just another masterpiece and shows how creative and majestic he his. His great duo with Suarez was lethal in Barca’s attack this season.
1. FCB vs Celta de Vigo (Suarez):
Most epic goal scored by Barcelona this season. This penalty set-piece was a tribute to Johan Cruyff’s penalty. Messi sacrificed his goal scoring opportunity but gained an assist which could be regarded as his best assist of the season.
There are 10 best assists of the season 2015-2016 in the video
Lionel Messi Top 10 Assists of the Season 2015/16
10. FCB vs Levante UD (Suarez)
9. FCB vs Espanyol (Munir)
8. FCB vs Athletic Club Bilbao (Suarez)
7. FCB vs Levante (Marc Bartra)
6. FCB vs Celta de Vigo (Suarez)
5. FCB vs Espanyol (Neymar)
4. FCB vs Celta de Vigo (Neymar)
3. FCB vs Deportivo (Suarez)
2. FCB vs Real Betis (Suarez)
1. FCB vs Celta de Vigo (Suarez)