When a player assists the only two goals scored by his team, and is still considered to have had a poor game, we know that we are witnessing something truly special.
Messi started four of the five games that Barcelona played last month. The only match that he didn't start was the 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad. In that game, he came on as a second half substitute.
During these games, Messi had a return of six goals, which came in the form of hat tricks against Atletico Madrid and Osasuna.
Aside from his goal-mouth prowess, Messi also took up the reins of being a creative mastermind. He assisted six goals, which was a very valuable contribution considering some rather sticky draws that the team managed to come away with.
It may seem astonishing, but Messi is currently on course to break his insane scoring record, when he managed 53 goals from last season. A recent report in Catalan daily El Mundo Deportivo calculates that Messi could score 73 goals this season, and that figure could rise to 86 if Barcelona reach the finals in all their club competitions this season.
Unbelievably and astonishingly, Messi might just end this season even better than he did last year.