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Messi is reunited with Madrid: the rival he faced the most, but did not score a goal three years ago

There will be excitement to spare. In Madrid, in Paris and around the world. It happens that the draw of the Champions League matched two great title candidates in the round of 16: PSG and Real Madrid. Among all the condiments that will have this cross, the figure of Lionel Messi stands out more than ever, as he will meet his greatest adversary, although away from Barcelona for the first time.

Nostalgia will break out in Messi. In totally different scenarios, without the so-called ‘Spanish classic’ in between and all that it means, the Argentine star will once again tie up against the ‘White House’.

In fact, after the historical rivalry he had wearing the Barcelona shirt. There have been a total of 45 games against the meringues and now it will necessarily be two more.

Lionel Messi He is aware that these types of encounters are extremely complicated, but his virtues still prosper due to their magnitude. .

. It was in the semifinals of the 2010/11 season, when Barcelona won 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu with a double from Messi and then drew 1-1 at the Camp Nou. The rest is history: the Barça club raised the ‘Orejona’.

La Liga Santander29 (14V, 6E, 9D)189
Copa del Rey8 (2V, 3E, 3D)3
Super Cup6 (2V, 1E, 3D)62
Champions League2 (1V, 1E)2

Likewise, ‘Lio’ has almost the same amount of direct participation in goals (40) as games played (45) against Real Madrid. .

Lionel Messi Now he resides in Paris, far from the home that welcomed him in Spain for many years. It will be the first time that the ‘Pulga’, already defending the colors of PSG, against Real Madrid. And it won’t be easy at all. The team led by Carlo Ancelotti is the true leader of LaLiga Santander and had a spectacular campaign in the Champions League. Go through a great moment and it is not for less. Paint for a great game, worthy -even- of a final.

Messi’s negative streak against Real Madrid

It is true that the story of Lionel Messi against Real Madrid is one that involves many goals and joys in between. However, the last times that the Argentine faced the white club, he did not do as well as he expected.

, precisely the last Spanish classic that Cristiano Ronaldo played.

Since then, the Argentine star has lived through a drought that is making it very difficult for him to break. , a fact that worries Parisians.

However, with new airs in Paris, with an extraordinary company on the field and with an old acquaintance like Sergio Ramos at his side, Lionel Messi hopes to break that negative streak and help his new team to get the first Champions League in its history . Real Madrid is the first obstacle to this and it will be difficult to overcome it, but not impossible.


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