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La Liga assists: 2019/20 current standings as Messi leads the way

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 13:20, 29 June 2020

The battle to become this season’s assist king in La Liga has picked up again following the division’s return to action this month.

As things stand there’s a danger of it turning into a procession with Barcelona captain and supreme playmaker Lionel Messi alone in double figures after 32 rounds have been played.

Messi – currently on 17 assists – also happens to be one of just two players across Europe’s top five leagues to have registered 15+ goals and 15+ assists this season, alongside Bundesliga star Jadon Sancho.

The Argentinian’s nearest challengers in La Liga come in the guise of Real Sociedad attacking midfielder Portu, who is nine behind Messi, as well as his partner-in-crime Luis Suarez and Santi Cazorla. The Spaniard brought up eight assists for the season after setting up goals in Villarreal’s past two games.

One further back from Portu, Suarez and Cazorla is a group of four players on seven assists, consisting of Karim Benzema, Rodrigo, Fabian Orellana and Roberto Torres of Osasuna, while no fewer than five players have created six goals.

La Liga 2019/20: Most assists table

Players with the same amount of assists are separated by minutes played.

PositionPlayerAssistsMinutes Played
1stLionel Messi17 assists2340 minutes
2ndLuis Suarez8 assists1603 minutes
3rdPortu8 assists1998 minutes
4thSanti Cazorla8 assists2088 minutes
5thRodrigo Moreno7 assists1799 minutes
6thRoberto Torres7 assists2386 minutes
7thFabian Orellana7 assists2396 minutes
8thKarim Benzema7 assists2651 minutes
9thAngel Correa6 assists1692 minutes
10thEver Banega6 assists2164 minutes

(Correct as of Gameweek 32 – 23:00 28/06/2020)

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