Let's hone in for a minute on Messi and break down just how incredible his performance has been, statistically, throughout the 2013 season for Barcelona and Argentina.
Messi has played 11 domestic matches so far in 2013. He has won eight, lost two and drawn one, and incredibly, has scored in every single one of his 11 games. He has 16 goals and five assists from those 11 games, coupled with an incredible six man of the match awards also.
UEFA Champions League
Messi has played just two Champions League games this year—netting two goals, an assist and a man-of-the-match performance against Milan to bring the Catalan club back from the brink of defeat.
Copa del Rey
Messi has played two Copa del Rey fixtures (both against Madrid) and picked up just one assist from his time in those matches.
Also, Messi has played just one international match—a friendly against Sweden—in which Argentina won 3-2 playing away from home against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co.
As if all of that wasn't enough, Messi's La Liga goalscoring achievements have earned him a record. He has scored in all 11 games this year, and including games last year, has scored in his last 18 games—a record that is as incredibly difficult to achieve.
The most ridiculous part is the fact that he's still going.