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Year in numbers



11 in UEFA competitions

37 in domestic competitions

Minutes played


990 in UEFA competitions

3268 in domestic competitions



14 in UEFA competitions

50 in domestic competitions



5 in UEFA competitions

16 in domestic competitions

Goal attempts


76 in UEFA competitions

202 in domestic competitions

Passes completion %


86.9% in UEFA competitions

84.2% in domestic competitions

Matches won


3 in UEFA competitions

27 in domestic competitions

Matches drawn


1 in UEFA competitions

7 in domestic competitions

Matches lost


1 in UEFA competitions

3 in domestic competitions

UEFA competitions: Matches in UEFA's own competitions e.g. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Non-EURO international matches are not included.

What they said

Lionel has hogged the limelight all season, I can't be envious. I hope that in the future he continues doing as well.
Josep Guardiola on Messi stealing the show with all the goals as Barcelona defeated local rivals RCD Espanyol 4-0 in his final home game in charge (May 2012)
I tried to hold off on the second penalty until the keeper committed himself but that was tricky because he [Christian Abbiati] is huge. He waited for me and I knew he could get to either side of the goal by diving full length – as he did when he got a touch to the first one.
Messi talks through his second successful spot kick against AC Milan – a strike with which he matched José Altafini's 14-goal European Cup best for a single season (April 2012)
It's not easy to score five goals in a single game and that's coming from someone who scored 11 in his entire career. If he wants to, he'll score six one day.
Guardiola lauds Messi after the Barcelona No10 scored five times against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg (March 2012)
Xavi, you deserve the trophy just as much as me. Without you I wouldn't have won and I want to thank you for being such a good friend.
Messi pays tribute to team-mate Xavi Hernández after receiving the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third year in succession (January 2012)