Tuesday, June 28

Messi put apart for seventh La Liga golden boot after scoring twice as Barca beat Alaves

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has had his lowest scoring season in La Liga since 2008-09, even though he’s high scorer within the league

Lionel Messi looks put apart to grab his seventh La Liga golden boot after scoring twice in Barcelona’s seize over Alaves on the closing day.

The Barca captain is on 25 targets, four determined of Karim Benzena, whose Real Madrid face Leganes at 20: 00 BST.

The game became now not of significance as Real clinched the La Liga title on Thursday.

Messi rounded the keeper to fabricate it 2-0 and swept in a fifth – with teenager Ansu Fati, Luis Suarez and Nelson Semedo scoring different targets.

Riqui Puig, Messi and Arturo Vidal all hit the woodwork sooner than Fati opened the scoring.

Until Benzema rankings four that is also a fourth consecutive Pichichi for Messi. On the opposite hand, that is also the predominant time the tip scorer has managed fewer than 30 targets since Mallorca’s Daniel Guiza 12 years ago.

Barca, who handiest named 5 out of a seemingly 12 substitutes, host Napoli within the Champions League closing-16 2d leg on 8 August, having drawn 1-1 in Italy.

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