Who remains the king of football as Messi’s goals and assists almost doubles that of Ronaldo this season

Lionel Messi caught the headlines yet again at the weekend. This time it was for notching his 51st career hat-trick – quite an incredible feat.

Messi also showed his brilliance by chipping Real Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez in the 4-1 win in La Liga.

The 31-year-old now has a combined total of 60 goals and assists this season – which is almost double that of Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.

Next best on the list is Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe on 39 before Ronaldo on 36.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is on 35 with Karim Benzema behind him on 30 while Mohamed Salah has 29.

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