The true form of Lionel Messi a few weeks ago was revealed in a compilation of his performance against Sevilla on Saturday.
Ousmane Dembele shot Barcelona into the lead at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan before Messi sent his second to seal the three points.
Messi is also at the top of the La Liga goal table with 19 of his name, putting him three ahead of former team player Luis Suarez.
Now, a rally has emerged to showcase the Barcelona captain’s influence during the match and why he remains at the heart of his side’s side performances.
According to Transfermarkt, Messi has played against Sevilla 42 times over all competitions and scored a whopping 38 times against them.
The Argentina captain’s most recent trip against the Spanish side won a 9.49 player rating from WhoScored.
Messi held a 90.3 percent possession stat as he scored once and recorded support for a 2-0 win at Barcelona.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Sevilla clash, Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman urged the striker to do more to share the goal-scoring duties with Messi.
The 57-year-old Dutchman said at his pre-match press conference: “He [Messi] cannot always do it alone. Messi has 18 goals.
“The other attackers have the same number, together he needs help.
“You never have to ask the best or most experienced players to make a difference.
“The responsibility has to be on the whole team, not just the experienced players.”
Barcelona welcome Sevilla to Camp Nou for the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final leg on Wednesday.