•   
  •   

Sport Messi one of four to score in 17 successive LaLiga seasons - could it be his last?

02:01  28 september  2020
02:01  28 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

Angel di Maria reveals he messaged Lionel Messi to lure him to PSG

  Angel di Maria reveals he messaged Lionel Messi to lure him to PSG The 33-year-old announced intentions to leave Catalonia after almost two decades with the club, attempting to walk away from the Nou Camp for free as a result of a clause in his contract. Barcelona disputed the eligibility of the clause, insisting that Messi had not activated it in time to allow him to leave for free, and as such their prized asset could only leave the club if his £625m release clause was met.

17 - Lionel Messi has become the fourth player in LaLiga history to score in 17 consecutive seasons , after Agustín ‘Piru’ Gaínza (19), Carlos Alonso, ‘Santillana’ ( 17 ) and Sergio Ramos ( 17 ). The goal ensured Messi became one of only four players to score in 17 consecutive seasons – a prospect

LIVE: Barcelona vs Villarreal - Ronald Koeman takes charge for first time as Lionel Messi and Co get their LaLiga campaign underway at the Nou Camp. Key man Lionel Messi had also looked to leave the club but he starts on Sunday night for the 8pm BST kick-off against Villarreal at the Nou Camp.

a person standing on a baseball field: Lionel Messi against Villarreal © AFP Lionel Messi against Villarreal

Lionel Messi has dominated the headlines for Barcelona since their 2019-20 season finished, but he showed little sign of letting off-field matters impact his performances as he helped secure a 4-0 win over Villarreal.

Barca were in action on Sunday for the first time since losing 8-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last month, a result that seemed to start a tumultuous chain reaction at the club.

Lionel Messi SLAMS Barcelona board for their treatment of Luis Suarez

  Lionel Messi SLAMS Barcelona board for their treatment of Luis Suarez Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a two decade spell.Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a near-two decade spell with the club.

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and Ansu Fati notched a quickfire brace as Ronald Koeman’s Messi – making his first competitive appearance since informing Barca in August that he wanted to leave The spot-kick was awarded following a Mario Gaspar foul on teenager Fati, whose superb start to the

LIONEL MESSI netted FOUR times as Barcelona romped to a 6- 1 victory. The busy Eibar keeper kept the score down with saves from Gerard Deulofeu and Lucas Digne, though substitute Messi wrapped up another extraordinary night three minutes from time when he pounced on Aleix Vidal's

Quique Setien was sacked and replaced by Ronald Koeman, Luis Suarez was deemed surplus to requirements and ultimately sold, that angered an already disillusioned Messi – who attempted to force a transfer, and supporters subsequently launched a bid to oust president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

But the Blaugrana returned to the pitch and blew Villarreal away to begin the Koeman era victoriously, Barca's baggage seemingly left to one side and forgotten about for an evening at Camp Nou.

Messi was at the fore as he usually is and, after seeing Ansu Fati terrorise the visitors with two early goals, the superstar Barca captain dispatched a penalty that the teenager won.

That goal meant Messi has scored in 17 successive LaLiga seasons, making him just the fourth player to ever achieve the feat.

He's changed the whole mood at Arsenal - Klopp salutes 'exceptional' Arteta

  He's changed the whole mood at Arsenal - Klopp salutes 'exceptional' Arteta Jurgen Klopp faces perhaps a key 2020-21 rival on Monday when Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta brings his team to Anfield.Liverpool manager Klopp saw his championship-winning side fall to a rare Premier League loss in July when they faced Arteta's Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

Messi scored 78 of his 91 goals inside the penalty area, including 14 penalties. He added nine hat tricks, including a pair of four -goal games and a Champions League-record five goals against If Messi remains healthy, he could well top both of those marks in 2012-13. His 26 goals in 17 La Liga

Lionel Messi raises his fist after scoring the third and final goal against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Barcelona's Holy Trinity (L-R) of Luis Suarez, Neymar and Messi all scored in Messi is expected to lose out to Cristiano Ronaldo for a second successive year in the Ballon d'Or. RELATED ARTICLES.

Real Madrid greats Santillana and Sergio Ramos – who scored against Real Betis on Saturday – both netted in 17 consecutive LaLiga campaigns, with the former doing so between 1971 and 1988.

The only player to have scored in more successive LaLiga seasons is Agustin Gainza, who reached 19 straight campaigns for Athletic Bilbao from 1940 to 1959.

Given the uncertainty around Messi's future, one has to wonder whether the 33-year-old will make it to 18.


Gallery: Premier League cast-offs who went on to win the Champions League elsewhere (FourFourTwo)

Jerome Boateng holding a football ball:                      There are plenty of people out there who'll tell you that the Premier League is the best in the world – but this motley crew might disagree.                                                                              Each was cut adrift by some of England’s biggest clubs (and Charlton). Sometimes it was down to timing. Occasionally, club politics played a part. A few of them were just a bit rubbish. In any case, each found a new home and then Champions League success with a different club...

Messi looks to put summer of uncertainty at Barcelona behind him .
Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free.Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a near-two decade spell with the club.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!