La Liga: Lionel Messi just one win away from reaching milestone with Barcelona
Lionel Messi is just one win away from reaching 400 victories with Barcelona, when the team visits the Vicente Calderon on Sunday against Atletico Madrid
Barcelona: Argentine football star Lionel Messi is just one win away from reaching 400 victories with Barcelona, when the team visits the Vicente Calderon on Sunday to play against hosts Atletico Madrid in La Liga round 24.
If Barcelona wins the upcoming tie, Messi will reach the 400 win mark out of 565 games played since he started wearing Barcelona's jersey in 2004.
During that period, Messi has taken part in 399 victories, 276 in La Liga, 66 in the Champions League, 42 in Copa del Rey, eight in Supercopa de Espana, three in the UEFA Super Cup and five in the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Argentine forward has played in 102 draws and suffered 64 defeats.
Atletico Madrid was the team to concede most goals scored by Messi with a total of 26 (21 in La Liga and five in Copa del Rey), followed by Real Madrid and Sevilla, conceding 21 goals each.
Messi shares a record of 29 titles as a Barca player with teammate Andes Iniesta, as he has managed to win four UEFA Champion League trophies, eight La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey competitions, seven Supercopa de España, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
The measure comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in Spain have dropped to their lowest level since July 2020.
Josep Bartomeu said that most of the club’s financial woes had been caused by the impact of the pandemic, which closed down Camp Nou for more than a year and reduced other sources of revenue.
Barca have now lost a fourth consecutive Clasico for the first time since 1965 and drop to ninth in LaLiga, five points behind Madrid, who trail Real Sociedad by one.