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Messi number one in minutes per goal involvement in top leagues

The Argentine leads the way with a goal or assist less than every 55 minutes.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona
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Lionel Messi was sensational last night in shredding Sevilla's defense during Barcelona's comeback win.

The Argentine has landed eight goals and three assists in nine league games this season and leads the way in terms of goal involvement per minutes according to this graph.

Minutes per goal chart via John Burn-Murdoch.
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Minutes per goal chart via John Burn-Murdoch.

Franck Ribery, Alvaro Morata, Arjen Robben and Neymar round out the top five with a surprise inclusion for Pablo Piatti of Espanyol.

Cristiano Ronaldo is languishing down the table with Antoine Griezmann not much better off.


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