Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: Ahead of the Saturday’s much-awaited Real Sociedad vs Barcelona encounter, La Real’s manager Imanol Alguacil on Friday said that Barca captain Lionel Messi was the best player in the football history. He admitted that Barca forward was unstoppable, hoping he has a bad day when both teams meet at Anoeta Stadium tomorrow.
Praising Messi, Alguacil said that the Argentine player has been playing against many teams and coaches across the world, admitting that it was almost impossible to stop him. Alguacil added that Barca has other players who are close to the Barca skipper. La Liga fans are expecting a thrilling game tomorrow.
Messi is currently the top performer in the 2019/2020 Spanish league with 12 goals. He is followed by Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema with 11 goals. Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Loren Moron (Real Betis), Lucas Pérez (Alavés) and Luis Suarez (Barcelona) are at the fourth spot having netted ball eight times each.
This season has been a best for Messi who scored his 35th La Liga hat-trick, surpassing arch-rival and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal forward has managed to score treble 34 times in the Spanish league that is witnessing Barca at the top of the table with 34 points in this season.
The GOAT’s treble came against Real Mallorca which helped Barca to reclaim top spot. Barcelona have won 11 games out of 15. While their nearest rival Real Madrid have claimed victories in 10 matches out of 15. Sevilla with nine wins out of 16 and Real Sociedad with eights wins out of 16 games are at the third and fourth spot, respectively.
For Messi, this year has so far proved to be spectacular. His major achievement was winning of the prestigious Ballon d’Or for the record sixth time. He overtook Ronaldo who has claimed five Ballon d’Or titles. Messi beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk who came second. Ronaldo came third.