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Messi also holds the record for most goals scored in a calendar year for the club. He scored 91 goals in 2012. Messi is also the highest goalscorer for Barcelona in La Liga. He has scored 460 goals so far. (File photo)
Star striker Lionel Messi holds another record. He became the highest match-playing player for Barcelona in the Spanish League La Liga. Messi played the 506th match for the club on Sunday against Cadiz in La Liga. Earlier this record was in the name of Javi Hernandez. He played 505 matches in the Spanish League for Barsa. With this, he is just one step away from the record of total goals scored on a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga.
Messi scored a penalty for the team
Messi, however, could not win his team and the match was drawn 1–1. He scored the first goal for Barcelona in the 31st minute. Cadiz’s team fouled against 18-year-old Pedri. The referee then gifted Barcelona a penalty. Messi scored and gave the team a 1-0 lead. After that, Cadiz’s Alex Fernandez equalized the goal score to 1-1.
Messi just one step away from Ronaldo’s record
Messi is one step away from equating Yuventus’ star striker Ronaldo’s record. Ronaldo played a total of 312 La Liga matches from his old club Rial Madrid. In this, he scored the highest 61 goals. After this comes Messi’s number. He has scored 60 goals in 506 La Liga matches so far.
Barcelona’s poor performance in both the half
In the first half, the Barcelona team gave a poor performance. Pedri and Frankie De Jong twice tried to take the ball to the goal post, but the referee told them both offside. After that, in the second half, Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma showed a great game. Saved brilliantly on shots from Osman Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.
Atletico tops, Barsa at number three
Barcelona’s team were losing 4–1 against Paris St Germain (PSG) in the UEFA Champions League. At the same time, Cadiz was beaten 4–0 by Athletic Bilbao a day earlier. With this draw, Barcelona are at number three with 47 points. At the same time, Atlético Madrid is first with 55 points and Rial Madrid with 52 points.
Messi Records created for Barcelona