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

IANS February 23, 2017 23:34:14 IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi just one win away from reaching milestone with Barcelona

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.

La Liga Lionel Messi just one win away from reaching milestone with Barcelona

File photo of Lionel Messi. AP

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.

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