11 Teams Messi Has Failed To Score Against
11 Teams FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Has Failed To Score Against
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi netted his first ever goal against reigning Premier League winners Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. This achievement has sparked us to go take a look at who the 11 other teams are who have managed to shut out the Argentine.
Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who the 12 sides are Lionel Messi has failed to score against, according to the Daily Star.
It took the five-time Ballon d’Or winner nine appearances for him to tick the Blues off his list and he will be grateful that it came in the Round of 16 first leg tie at Stamford Bridge this week.
According to the Daily Star, the 30-year-old has faced 82 different clubs in his career and has only failed to score against 11 of them, five of these clubs he faced in European competition, five in domestic competitions and one was was in the FIFA Club World Cup.
In the Champions League, Messi has faced 37 different clubs from 16 different countries but has not been able to find the back of the net against Benfica, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Rubin Kazan or Udinese.
In 2011, the Blaugrana faced Saudi Arabia giants Al-Sadd in the Club World Cup and although the Spanish side won 4-0, Messi could not get himself on the scoresheet.
The others sides the Argentine has failed to score against, according to the Daily Star, are Real Murcia, Xerez, Cadiz, Gramenet and Girona.
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