5 Ways Lionel Messi Can Build on a Monster 2011-12

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5 Ways Lionel Messi Can Build on a Monster 2011-12
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Lionel Andres Messi had arguably the greatest individual season in football history. Messi shattered various records, including scoring a mind-blowing 73 goals and 29 assists in all competitions.

But as successful as Messi's season was, it was not considered a successful season for FC Barcelona, as the Catalan club lost La Liga to arch rivals Real Madrid and were eliminated by eventual champions Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League semifinal. Messi also struggled with the Argentine national team in 2011, as his team was eliminated from the Copa America in Argentina.

So what can Messi do to build on his 2011-12 season while at the same time help out FC Barcelona and his national team?

It's not like we can ask Leo to score more goals and have more assists than he had last season. But it'd be nice if he did.

But there are other things he can do.

Here are five ways Lionel Messi can help build on a monster 2011-12 season.

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