Let’s look at the 5 players who have assisted Messi the most goals (according to statistics from OPTA). Jordi Alba (23 assists for Messi), Neymar (23), Ivan Rakitic (19) and Sergio Busquets (16) are the players who could not enter the top 5.
5. Pedro – 25Growing up from Pep Guardiola’s Barca B team, Pedro quickly integrated into the first team when his coach was also appointed to the top position in 2008.
Pedro was only a supporting figure in the treble-winning 2008-09 campaign, with 14 appearances and no goals in all competitions, but by the 2010-11 season, he was the mainstay of what was said to be a team. The best in Barcelona history. When it comes to the trio Pedro – Messi – David Villa, any defender must be afraid.
During 9 seasons playing together, Pedro assisted 25 goals for Messi. Messi responded by assisting 29 of Pedro’s 99 goals for the Catalan giants.
4. Xavi – 31
Xavi had 27,775 minutes on the field at the same time as Messi, so it is a bit surprising that this playmaker did not provide too many assists for Barcelona’s number 10.
But Xavi’s playing style has always been more about controlling the tempo than launching deadly passes. However, he will be remembered for assisting one of Messi’s best and most iconic goals in the 2009 Champions League final.
3. Andres Iniesta – 37Of Messi’s 778 appearances for Barcelona, 489 times he played alongside Iniesta.
“Andres and I are similar in that we both use our bodies a lot to escape opponents. But he has something that always surprises me,” Messi said.
2. Dani Alves – 42Dani Alves was one of Guardiola’s first signings in the summer of 2008, and the Brazilian right-back’s chemistry with Messi immediately became one of Barcelona’s most dangerous weapons.
Alves said: “We always have 1-2 combinations. We understand each other with just a glance. We know exactly where the other is. We play well together from the first match.” It’s like we’ve been playing together for a long time.”
1. Luis Suarez – 47During the 6 years Suarez and Messi were together at Camp Nou, Barcelona had an extremely scary attack. Together they won four La Liga titles and four Copa del Rey titles, as well as a Champions League treble in Suarez’s debut 2014-2015 campaign.
The 3rd tip of Messi – Suarez – Neymar is spectacular. At that time, all three South American attackers were at their peak and could bring out each other’s full potential. After Neymar left Camp Nou, the cooperation between Messi and Suarez continued to make a strong impression.
From 2014 to 2020, Messi scored 280 goals for Barcelona and Suarez scored 198 goals. Suarez assisted 47 goals for Messi during that time and Messi assisted 52 goals for Suarez. They are unstoppable.
Minh Tuan | 19:20 November 5, 2023