The last time Lionel Messi scored against Real Madrid was on May 6, 2018 and since then he has not marked the eternal rival of the Catalans
Argentine Lionel Messi will play his classic 45 in Valdebebas this Saturday with the goal as the only pending issue in the last six games he has played against Real Madrid.
Rosarino has been reluctant to see a goal against his eternal rival since May 6, 2018, in the match of the 36th day of the League that ended in a draw (2-2).
When this Saturday he hits the Alfredo di Stéfano stadium mat, Messi will chain 2 years, 11 months, and 4 days without scoring a goal against one of his favorite victims.
A losing streak in the last six classics that coincides with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. Since the Portuguese has not played in LaLiga, Messi has not celebrated a goal against his eternal rival.
In the last six duels against the white club in which he has participated, his team won three times, all of them in the 2018-19 season, reaping two defeats, the last one in the first round of this course (1-3), and added a tie.
The Argentine will try to end his drought against his eternal rival at a time when he has not yet confirmed his continuity as a Barça player.
His contract expires on June 30 and, if not renewed, this Saturday’s classic would be Messi’s last dance against the white team.
Since his debut in an official match with the first team in the 2004-05 season, Leo Messi has played a total of 44 classics.
He has 26 goals: 18 goals in the League, 2 in the Champions League and another 6 in the Spanish Super Cup. Nobody has scored more than him. Neither Di Stéfano (18), nor Cristiano Ronaldo (18), nor Raúl González (15) nor Ferenc Puskas (14).
On Saturday, the ‘crack’ from Rosario has the opportunity to write one of the last chapters of his duels against Real Madrid and break a streak that lasts more than 1,000 days.
And accept the challenge in a sweet moment. In a season marked by doubts about his continuity, Messi continues to be the undisputed leader of Ronald Koeman’s Barça. Its significance this course has been progressive, from less to more, similar to the performance of the team.
Barça’s ’10’ is the league’s top scorer with 23 goals, followed by Luis Suárez and Gerard Moreno, both with 19 goals, and Karim Benzema, who has scored 18 goals.
His participation is expected to be key in the last nine league games. Your team will be champion, if you add a full of victories. This Saturday in Valdebebas, Messi’s Barça has the first of the nine finals that remain to achieve the goal.