June 15, 2021


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Messi is the god of Atletico

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Atletico is Lionel Messi’s second favorite opponent, as he scored 32 goals and nine assists after 42 matches with Madrid football team in all competitions.

Messi dribbles past Atletico players, in the La Liga match in November 2020 at Wanda Metropolitano. Image: Reuters.

* Barca – Atletico: 21:15 Saturday 8/5.

Sevilla is the club Messi scored the most with 38 times. But Atletico is the only team where Messi has scored three hat-tricks. The first time was the first round of the eighth round of the King’s Cup in 2008-2009 (won 3-1), followed by La Liga on February 5, 2011 (won 3-0) and most recently La Liga season 2011- 2012 (won 5-0).

The first goal from Messi’s free-kick for Barca also came in the Atletico match. It was a quick footstep into the empty net when the Atletico players were still adjusting the fence, in the 6-1 victory in La Liga in the 2008-2009 season. The Barca captain marked the 50th free-kick when he scored in a 3-2 victory over Valencia on May 2.

Messi’s best record against Atletico is seven consecutive victories, from January 11, 2015 to April 5, 2016. Including four matches in La Liga, two in the King’s Cup and one in the Champions League. The Argentina star contributed five goals in this series. But M10 has gone through six consecutive games without winning and unable to score against Atletico, from August 21, 2013 to May 17, 2014.

In his career, Messi has only once lost to Atletico at Camp Nou in La Liga, which was a 1-3 defeat in the 2005-2006 season that took place on February 5, 2006. Since then, the star born in 1987 has gone through 19 consecutive unbeaten matches with Barca in all competitions, with 13 wins and six draws. In this sublimation series, Messi scored 18 goals.

Of the Atletico goalkeepers who have faced Messi, Jan Oblak conceded the most with 10, followed by Thibaut Courtois with six. El Pulga definitely wants to improve his achievements when he reunites Oblak in the match at Camp Nou today.

This is a landmark match to the championship race this season. Atletico currently topped La Liga with 76 points. Real and Barca respectively stood in the next two positions with the same 74 points. If you win, Messi and your teammates will successfully take the first place.

Hong Duy synthetic


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