Messi surpassed Ronaldo in number of free kicks at club level

Striker Lionel Messi has just made a double to help Barcelona win 4-0 over Granada in the 18th round of La Liga. The above two goals helped him go down in history as the first player to have 15 consecutive seasons to score at least 10 goals / season in La Liga.

Messi surpassed Ronaldo in number of free kicks at club level

In the aforementioned great Barca victory in Granada, Messi raised the score to 2-0 with a crush on the high corner in the 35th minute. Less than 10 minutes later, the Argentine superstar successfully carried the free kick. the third goal for the Catalan giants, thereby making Granada as sure of failure.

Thus, Messi has respectively scored the 10th and 11th goals in La Liga this season. In the race to win the title of Pichichi (La Liga top scorer), Barca’s “number 10” took the lead with 1 more goal than Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno.

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In addition to setting a record of scoring at least 10 goals / season in 15 consecutive seasons in La Liga, Messi also increased his free kick record to 48 in Barca (37 of which are in La Liga alone). . This is a very interesting detail if you know that, before the last match Messi’s rival, Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, also had the same number of goals from free kicks at club level (47 goals, including 32 league goals), but now CR7 has lagged behind.

It should also be emphasized that, before the match last night, Messi had not scored from a free kick for a long time. Exactly, since July 17, 2020 (Barca lost to Osasuna 1-2) until now, he has had 1 more free kick that leaves the opponent’s goalkeeper.

In all competitions, Messi has contributed 14 goals to Barca since the beginning of the season. He just had the 130th match of his career to double (92 matches in La Liga). On away achievements, Messi has scored 251 goals in 360 trips away from home. Of these, there are 190 goals scored in 250 away games in the No. 1 bullfighting tournament.