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Stats: Lionel Messi's scoring record for Barcelona against all Spanish clubs

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Lionel Messi has scored the most number of goals against Atletico Madrid in Spain

Barcelona’s Copa del Rey match against Atletico Madrid saw them defeat the reigning La Liga champions 1-0. What that means is that they go into the second leg with a slender advantage. 

The match also saw Lionel Messi breaking his record of most goals scored against a single opposition, as his goal meant that Atletico Madrid are the team in Spain that he had scored against the most.

He scored the only goal of the game in the 85th minute when he converted the rebound after his initial penalty effort had been saved by Oblak. Barcelona’s talisman has now scored 22 goals against Atlético in La Liga and the Copa del Rey combined which includes three hat-tricks, two goals in a match thrice and a single goal on seven occasions.

Till Atleti became the Argentine’s favourite opposition, that honour belonged to Real Madrid and Sevilla as Messi had scored against them the most number of timesMost .

Most goals scored by Lionel Messi against Spanish teams

The goalkeepers for Atletico Madrid, who have conceded the most number of goals against Messi are Thibaut Courtois (6), David de Gea and Gregory Coupet (4), Cuellar and Roberto (2) and Abbiati, Leo Franco, Moyà and Oblak (1).

These are the teams Messi has scored more goals against:

Teams against whom Messi has scored the most
Opposition Number of goals
Atletico Madrid  22
Real Madrid & Sevilla 21
Osasuna 19
Valencia & Getafe 15
Real Zaragoza 14
Athletic Bilbao 14
Real Betis 13
Mallorca, Racing, Espanyol, Deportivo, Malaga, Almeria 12

Stats updated till Barcelona’s match against Atletico Madrid on 21 January 2015

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