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Scored the most against teams in the Champions League

Likewise, in the Champions League, Messi has scored 35 different opponents.

The first player to score 5 goals in a Champions League match

On March 7, 2012, Messi scored 5 goals for Barca in a match. This feat was then repeated by Luiz Adriano of Shaktar Donetsk in 2014.

Score the most goals in a year

In 2012, Messi scored 91 goals for Barca and Argentina, beating the previous record held by Gerd Muller.

El Clasico’s all-time top scorer

In the biggest match in Spain, Messi scored a total of 26 goals. His record against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is 15 goals, more than any other away.

Longest goal in La Liga

From November 2012 to May 2013, Messi scored in 21 consecutive matches in La Liga.

Scored with 2 numbers in 14 consecutive La Liga seasons

Messi’s stability in front of goal means he is the only player to score more than 10 goals in 14 consecutive seasons.

More than 40 goals per season for 10 consecutive years

Messi has scored more than 40 goals in 10 consecutive years: 2009/10 (47 goals), 2010/11 (53), 2011/12 (73), 2012/13 (60), 2013/14 (41), 2014 / 15 (58), 2015/16 (41), 2016/17 (54), 2017/18 (45) and 2018/19 (51).

The only player to score with 2 numbers in all club competitions twice

Only Messi can hold this honor, having even done it twice in 2011/12 and 2015/16.

Player received the most Puskas award nominations

Messi’s spectacular strikes have earned him more Puskas award nominations for the best goal than any other player. Surprisingly, he never won an award.

Record assists in one La Liga season

Messi ended the 2019/20 season with 20 assists, equal to Xavi’s record in the 2008/09 season. No other player in the 21st century has supported so many goals.

Player with the most wins in La Liga history

Messi has won 361 games in La Liga. In all competitions, he won 513 out of 731 appearances for Barca. On January 30, 2020, La Pulga overcame the 500-win mark with the club.

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20 special Messi records in 20 years with Barca (Part 1)

Lionel Messi arrived in Barcelona on September 17, 2000. Since then, in the past 20 years, he has broken nearly every record in football.

Twenty years have passed since Lionel Messi started arriving in Barcelona. Here are 20 milestones he achieved in the Catalan club shirt.

Player with the most titles in Barca history

Messi’s cupboard had 34 trophies with Barcelona. The closest person to him in this respect is Andres Iniesta with 32 different championships.

Barca’s all-time best scorer

Cesar Rodriguez used to be Barca’s good gunman with 232 goals in official matches. His record stood for more than half a century, until Messi caught up on March 20, 2012 with a hat trick against Granada. Eight years later, Messi nearly tripled this number with 634 goals and hasn’t stopped.

La Liga’s all-time top scorer

On November 22, 2014, Messi overcame Telmo Zarra (Bilbao, 1940-55) to become the tournament’s top scorer. He did that with a hat-trick against Sevilla, bringing the record to 253 goals (in 289 games).

La Liga’s top hat-trick

In La Liga history, he had scored more hat-tricks than any other. The last time was in the 5-2 victory over Mallorca on December 7, 2019. Messi has 35 hat-tricks and surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo (34).

Most Golden Ball Awards

Messi’s record of winning the Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 is unmatched in world football. He is also the youngest player to win three times, is the only player to win four times in a row and the player with the longest time from first to last (2009 and 2019).

Top scorer in a La Liga season

In the 2011/12 season, La Pulga scored 50 goals in La Liga, the highest number for any player in Spain’s highest division.

Won 7 Pichichi Awards

Messi also won more Pichichi Awards than anyone else. Last season was his 7th after overtaking Telmo Zarra.

Won the most Golden Shoes

Barça’s star scored the most goals in 5 major European leagues in the seasons 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Scored against the most La Liga teams

Messi has scored against 37 teams in La Liga in his career. No one else can boast such a figure in Spanish football.

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La Liga postponed the match because of Covid-19

The British organization of La Liga announced that it would postpone at least two rounds in the context of the complicated Covid-19 epidemic in Europe.

The notice posted on the La Liga homepage said: “Given the complicated developments of the disease, as well as the positive side of the quarantine being conducted at Real Madrid and possibly at other clubs, La Liga for that the time has come for the next phase in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic “.

The Covid-19 epidemic is greatly affecting sports activities around the world.

Initially, La Liga’s proposal was for the matches to take place on the field without an audience. However, the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic are growing in Spain. Recently, a Real Madrid basketball player has been confirmed positive for the corona virus, leaving both the soccer team and its employees in quarantine to ensure safety.

In the round 28 and 29 of La Liga, teachers and coaches of Zinedine Zidane will receive Eibar and Valencia respectively at the Bernabeu. Meanwhile, the hosts of the Camp Nou will face Mallorca and Leganes.

Of the top 5 national championships in Europe, only La Liga and Serie A have announced their suspension so far. The Bundesliga and Ligue 1 announced the postponement of a number of matches or held on the field without an audience. Meanwhile, the banning of spectators is still a proposal of the Premier League.

In the middle of next week, the remaining pairs of the second leg of the 16 Champions League teams will take place. There has been no announcement of the suspension, although recently, Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender, has just been confirmed positive for corona virus.

If the Champions League takes place normally, Real Madrid will be a guest on the City’s Etihad Stadium, while Barca host Napoli at the Camp Nou.

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Barca emphasizes style, Real only needs the title

Through the first matches of 2020, Real Madrid is showing the effectiveness of changing the style from florid to pragmatic.

When defeating Valladolid 1-0 in La Liga last Sunday, no Real member could leave with a good memory except defender Nacho – the only goal scorer. In fact, Nacho is not too proud of what he can do.

His goal was only salvation in an unattractive match, where Real was nothing better than the 15th place team. It was also not beautiful enough to remember long, when it was just a simple header. from the cross of Toni Kroos.

But that match shows the new philosophy of Real. Zinedine Zidane’s teachers and students do not need to play beautifully, only need efficiency and titles. They are succeeding with this philosophy by taking three points more than defending champion Barca.

When Zidane regained the torn Real ship during the disastrous 2018-2019 season, Zidane understood that he was facing an unprecedented reconstruction mission. In addition to his weak experience in rebuilding a team, he still lacks many good players with high performance, good age … to bring stability.

As a result, they changed their philosophy and focused more on the results. Zidane is aware that, no matter how beautiful he plays, the plan will be broken and he will have to leave if Real does not win anything this season.

Supporters are also tending to support Zidane’s change. They are not interested in Real struggling to win against Valladolid, the picture is the opposite of the win time of six, or seven goals as when Cristiano Ronaldo, but they are willing to ignore all problems if the team ends with the title. champion.

The victory over Valladolid is the kind of match that only historical enthusiasts can remember in a few weeks. But with Real, it is important that they have an advantage over Barca. While the rivalry is still struggling to get acquainted with the style of the new coach Quique Setien, Real has quietly moved into a favorable position to prepare to accelerate.

In recent weeks, the line of the Royal team has been almost numb. While Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard are sidelined for convalescence, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo, Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez are helpless to replace.

However, with good adaptability and willingness to change, Real still has the necessary number of goals. Scorer from all front lines such as defender Nacho, Varane, or midfielder Luka Modric, Casemiro.