Reuters / Albert Gea
The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, played a historic match with his team Barcelona against its guest Kadesh (1-1), which brought them together on Sunday, in the 24th round of the Spanish Football League.
Messi participated in his 506th match with his Barcelona jersey, breaking the record of his former colleague Xavi Hernandez as the most participating player in the Spanish League matches with the Catalan giants.
The Argentine “Barghout” scored the goal for the “Blaugrana” in the 32nd minute from a penalty kick, adding Kadesh to the list of his victims, and becoming the 38th team to visit his nets in the Spanish League, out of 40 clubs, with the exception of only Murcia and Cherese nets.
The “Opta” statistics network stated that Messi continued to score in the League, for the sixth game in a row this season, which is what happens for the first time with him since February 2019.
The 33-year-old Argentine scored 9 goals in the last 6 rounds of the League this season, to raise his score to 16 goals, to share the top scorers’ ranking with his former Barcelona Uruguayan teammate, Luis Suarez, the Atletico Madrid striker.
Lionel Messi, the historic scorer for Barcelona and La Liga, scored his 460th goal in the “Blaugrana” shirt during his career with him so far, and 655 goals in all competitions.
The “Squaka” statistics network reported that Messi scored 7 goals from penalty kicks this season, in the League and the Champions League.
And she pointed out that no player has surpassed the Argentine in penalty kicks in the five major leagues and the Champions League, except for Bruno Fernandez, the Manchester United player, who scored 8 goals in this way, this season.
Reports indicated that Messi took 73 penalties with the “Blaugrana” shirt, translating 60 of them into goals, surpassing the kick of his eternal opponent, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who went for 72 penalties with a Real Madrid shirt, but “Madeira missile” managed to score more goals, With a score of 61 goals.