No injuries and Luis Enrique's best man
Leo Messi's best version has been here all the season. Goals, assists and smiles. He's the best again and fully fit. No injuries. No one has played more minutes in the squad than Leo Messi.
This Monday journalists asked Luis Enrique if he will rest Messi against Getafe and in the last matches of the season. He said no: "Facts speak for themselves".
He only missed 3 Cup matches
The Argentinian star onlu missed 3 Cup Matches (2 against Huesca and 1 against Elche). This means he has played on 48 of the 51 official matches of Barça this season. And he has played the 90 minutes in all of them except in two: in Anoeta against Real Sociedad... and Barça lost, and against Ajax in the Champions League.
He could break his minutes record against Atletico de Madrid
In the league he has played everything except 46 minutes against Real Sociedad. This means that if he plays the 5 remaining matches he will reach 3.375 league minutes, 105 more than his record (2011/2012 - 3.270 minutes). He could break the record in the gameweek 37 against Atletico Madrid.
Played 5.224 minutes back in 2011/12
If we count all the competitions, Messi has played 4.250 minutes. If Barça reaches the Champions League final and he plays all the minutes, he will reach 5.060 minutes, so it would be his second best season after 2011/2012, when he played 5.224 in all the competitions. This record is explained because on that season Barça played the World Club's Cup and the Spanish and European Supercups.