Lionel Messi will reach the magical mark of 500 games in his professional career when Barcelona face AC Milan at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. Continue reading
Last year at the beginning of November, Lionel Messi had already scored 73 goals in 56 games for Barcelona and Argentina in the year that would bring him world fame. With a total of 91 goals in 69 appearances Messi sailed past Gerd Müller’s world record of 85 goals in a single calendar year.
The Argentine striker scored 73 of those 91 goals on behalf of Barcelona, which gave him another world record: most club goals scored by a player in a single season. He beat Archie Stark’s previous best for Bethlehem Steel in the 1924-25 American Soccer League (70 goals). Continue reading
The Argentine striker, who had a big hand in two of Barcelona’s three goals in Vigo, played his 392nd official game for the Blaugranas and is currenty on 83 international appearances for Argentina. Continue reading
The Argentine has scored in each of his last 13 (!) league games for the Blaugranas at the Camp Nou, producing a stunning 22 goals in the process.
This clash with Real can become legendary for Lionel Messi. The Argentine striker needs just one goal to surpass Alfredo Di Stéfano as all-time goalscorer in the Clásico. Continue reading