- Neymar's departure to PSG in the summer have left Barcelona facing a potential crisis
- But they now lead La Liga by a stretch thanks to the brilliance of Lionel Messi
- It has been his best start to a season, averaging an incredible 1.6 goals per game
- He is on course to score over 40 La Liga goals for the fourth time in his career
It seems like Barcelona have forgotten about Neymar due to the brilliance performance of argentinian player Lionel Messi… so we are asking this; is he heading for another 40-goal season at the age of 30?
When Barcelona lost one third of their MSN in the summer – their youngest member by five years – it left some wondering how big of a blow it would be to the La Liga giants.
Neymar's £198million move to Paris Saint-Germain was a loss but Barca have not looked like missing him yet, largely because of the brilliance of Lionel Messi.
Messi has scored 11 goals in seven La Liga games – his greatest start to a season ahead of facing a favourite opponent in Atletico Madrid on Saturday. So, could a fourth 40-goal season actually follow?