Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi helped outgoing manager Guardiola claim the 14th title in four years as the Barcelona manager following his goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final. Barcelona won the match 3-0 against all the odds, which was the first major trophy the club has won in the close season.
Even though they have won the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup this season, they have been knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea, while they also failed to retain the league title. Barcelona manager Guardiola announced a few weeks ago that this will be his last match incharge of the club.
Lionel Messi, who has scored a record 72 goals for Barcelona this season, once again proved that he is still the best in the business by scoring one of the goals in the 3-0 win. Lionel Messi may have failed to help Barcelona get past Chelsea in the semifinals of the Champions League, while also failing to retain the la Liga title. However, he has ensured that Guardiola gets the fitting send-off present after his achievements with the club in the last four years. He has helped Barcelona lift are quite amazing 14 trophies in the last four seasons.
Meanwhile, the goals also helped him to win the title as being the European Golden Shoe award recipient. He has managed to put himself ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo be a massive eight points. Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who was in contention for most of the campaign, came a distant third with only 60 points on the board. Lionel Messi finished the season with 100 points having scored 50 league goals, while he has scored a combined 73 goals in all competitions for the club this season, which is a world record.