Messi named January’s best player

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named La Liga’s Player of the Month for January.

The Argentine scored six goals in four League games against Granada, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Malaga, including a hat-trick versus the former.

Justifying its decision, La Liga explained on its official website how Messi “further demonstrated his quality” via “his great form in the first month of the year”.

Unai Emery, meanwhile, has been named Coach of the Month for leading Sevilla to 10 out of a possible 15 points.

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