Lionel Messi entered LaLiga record books as Barcelona edged Real Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday to close the gap on leaders Real Madrid.
Messi provided the assist for Barcelona’s goal scored on 15 minutes by Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal.
The Argentine’s assist made him the first player in LaLiga history to score 20 plus goals and provide 20 plus assists in a single season.
Barcelona are now just one point on 79 points behind title rivals Madrid who will be guests to Granada on Monday.
The Catalan giants have now won their third consecutive game with two games left to play in the league this season.