As Barcelona lost more points at Celta Vigo, Lionel Messi went through another game on Saturday without scoring.
According to Marca, the concern is rising with each passing match for the No.10, which has struggled to add to its total as it heads towards its 800th mark.
He went goalless in ten of the 16 games in charge of Quique Setien. Balaidos’ game was the third in a row in which Messi struggled to score.
In his recent memory, his wort game was in 2013-14 season under coach Tata Martino at Camp Nou when he had managed to score 41 goals but now that number is nowhere near 26, he’s on now.
In the last 10 years, the Ballon d’Or player never slipped below the 40-goal mark. His tally of 38 in the first year of Pep Guardiola only seems out of reach now, even with just seven games to play in LaLiga Santander and at least one more in the Champions League.