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Lionel Messi Named La Liga's Player of the Month for February

Ali Shibil Roshan
Messi was sensational for Barcelona in February
Messi was sensational for Barcelona in February / BSR Agency/Getty Images

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's Player of the Month for February.

Messi had struggled for form at the start of the season, but once he found his feet, he has been impressive for the Catalan outfit.

The Argentine was sensational for Barcelona last month, as he scored 7 seven goals and assisted two others in five matches in the Spanish top-flight.

With his seven goals, Messi moved top of the league goalscoring charts, and he now has 19 goals to his name, including the one he scored against Sevilla earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Barcelona picked up 13 points out of a possible 15 in the league last month and currently sit second in the points table, five points behind Atletico Madrid who have a game in hand.

The Catalans, though, suffered a heavy defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg last month as the French giants inflicted a 4-1 defeat.

In the Copa del Rey, they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in the first leg and pulled off a 3-0 win to register a comeback and progress to the final of the competition.

Meanwhile, Barcelona face Osasuna in the La Liga in their next game, and they will be hoping to maintain the momentum and take home all three points.