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Comparing Henry’s 20+ goals & assists season at Arsenal to Messi’s 2019-20

Despite being 33 years old, Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi has shown no signs of slowing down and continues to set new records. 

Messi has become the first player to register 20 goals and 20 assists in a single season in the top five European leagues since Thierry Henry achieved the feat with Arsenal in 2002-03.

We’ve looked at their individual seasons to see how the two legends compare.

Thierry Henry 2002-03

Games: 37
Starts: 37
Sub appearances: 0

Goals: 24
Assists: 20

Minutes per goal: 137.5
Minutes per assist: 165
Minutes per goal or assist: 75

Lionel Messi 2019-20

Games: 31
Starts: 30
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 22
Assists: 20

Minutes per goal: 122.6
Minutes per assist: 134.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 64.2


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