Messi registers his best-ever assist tally in La Liga

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Villarreal [Spain], July 6 (ANI): Argentine and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on Sunday (local time) registered his best-ever assist tally in the history of La Liga. The striker achieved the feat in Barcelona's match against Villarreal. In the match, Messi set up Antoine Griezmann for Barcelona's third goal and this enabled the Argentine to register his 19th La Liga assist for the season, reported. The 33-year-old Messi had already set up Luis Suarez in the first half against Villarreal. With this, he became the first player to reach 18 assists for the season. In the match between Barcelona and Villarreal, the former emerged triumphant after registering a 4-1 victory. For Barcelona, Pau Torres, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati registered goals. On the other hand, Gerard Moreno registered the lone goal for Villarreal in the match. Messi is currently also the top-scorer in the La Liga for the 2019-20 season and he is five goals ahead of Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. Barcelona is currently at the second spot in the La Liga standings with 73 points from 34 matches. The side is four points behind table-toppers Real Madrid. Barcelona will next take on Espanyol in La Liga on July 8. (ANI)