Saturday night’s Real-Barça will be Lionel Messi’s 45th Clasico, who will equal Sergio Ramos’ record.
Lionel messi will enter a little more into the history of the Clasico. On Saturday night, the Argentine striker will face Real Madrid for the 45th time with the FC Barcelona. The Blaugrana pixie will thus equal the record for the most played Clasicos, currently held by a certain Sergio Ramos, who will be largely absent from the meeting due to a calf injury.
Messi already holds the record for the number of goals scored in a Clasico, with 26 goals scored, 8 more than Madrid legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Alfredo di Stefano.
His record in these confrontations is positive, with 19 wins, 11 draws and 14 defeats. But Messi has not scored against Real for six meetings. His last goal against rival Merengue dates back to May 2018.
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