Stats: Lionel Messi's scoring record for Barcelona against all Spanish clubs
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 .
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:
|Opposition||Number of goals|
|Real Madrid & Sevilla||21|
|Valencia & Getafe||15|
|Mallorca, Racing, Espanyol, Deportivo, Malaga, Almeria||12|
Stats updated till Barcelona’s match against Atletico Madrid on 21 January 2015
The article was originally published on Weloba.com