Mega star of Argentina, Lionel Messi never seems to be tired of scoring a prestigious record. The latest, 32-year-old figure recorded 500th victory with Barcelona. Messi reached that record after yesterday’s victory over Leganes.
As is known, Barcelona face Leganes in the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey early morning hrs (31/01). In that match, Barcelona who played as the host managed to win with a landslide score of 5-0.
The team captain, Lionel Messi, became the main star in the victory won by the Catalan giants in the match. The Argentine scored two goals and one assist, while the other three were scored by Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Mello.
The fact that this victory is not only the key to Barcelona’s escape to the last eight, but also means special for Lionel Messi. Thanks to the victory, Messi became the first player in Spanish football to record 500 wins with just one club.
A total of 720 matches required Messi to be able to record 500 wins. From the total of all matches, Messi himself packed more than 500 goals, precisely 622 goals in all competitions.
This record is like silencing critics of Lionel Messi lately. La Pulga is still capable of playing well despite being 32 years old. Barcelona director Guillermo Amor believes the Argentine will not stop.
According to him, Messi will continue to carve out new records and continue to win together with Barcelona.
“It seems easy to score. Messi is great and will continue to score and record. “He wants to continue to win with this club,” Amor was quoted as saying by Marca.
On the one hand, this victory is like a cure for Barcelona after the defeat of Valencia last weekend. The defeat left the brand-new manager Quique Setien in doubt. Naturally, the successor Ernesto Valverde took the first defeat after only playing three matches as manager of Barcelona.
Not to mention, seeing the fact that the defeat of Valencia made Barcelona lose the top of the standings. Will the victory over Leganes yesterday be a turning point for the Catalan giants?