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Sport Lionel Messi: I'm less obsessed with scoring goals

02:25  16 october  2020
02:25  16 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Lionel Messi said he is less obsessed with scoring goals these days as the Barcelona and Argentina superstar eyes team success. Messi stands alone atop the all-time goalscoring charts for both LaLiga giants Barca and powerhouse South American nation Argentina.

Lionel Messi said he is less obsessed with scoring goals these days as the Barcelona and Argentina superstar eyes team success. Messi stands alone atop the all-time goalscoring charts for both LaLiga giants Barca and powerhouse South American nation Argentina.

Lionel Messi said he is less obsessed with scoring goals these days as the Barcelona and Argentina superstar eyes team success.

a man holding a football ball on a field: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi © Getty Images Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

Messi stands alone atop the all-time goalscoring charts for both LaLiga giants Barca and powerhouse South American nation Argentina.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner improved his record-setting international tally to 71 goals after netting in Argentina's 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Ecuador last week.

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi claims that he thinks “ less and less ” about scoring goals as he enters the twilight years of his career, instead focusing I 've never been obsessed with goals . “ I understand that people will talk about it when I stop scoring so many, but that's part of the game, part of growing

Lionel Messi said he is less obsessed with scoring goals these days as the Barcelona and Argentina superstar eyes team success. Messi stands alone atop the all-time goalscoring charts for both LaLiga giants Barca and powerhouse South American nation Argentina.

But Messi is prioritising team objectives, telling La Garganta Poderosa magazine: "Today I am less obsessed with scoring. I try to do my best for the team."


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Messi is Barcelona's all-time leading goalscorer with 635 in total, having debuted for the Spanish club in 2004.

Of those goals, 445 have come in LaLiga – a league record ahead of next best and former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (311).

The 33-year-old has also scored 115 Champions League goals, to go with 53 in the Copa del Rey, 14 in the Supercopa de Espana, three in the UEFA Super Cup and five in the Club World Cup.

Since debuting against Espanyol 16 years ago, Messi has won 10 LaLiga trophies, six Copa del Rey titles and the Champions League on four occasions.

In 2020-21, Messi has one goal through three LaLiga fixtures as Barca – under new head coach Ronald Koeman – look to bounce back following a tumultuous campaign, which saw the club dethroned by bitter rivals Madrid and humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Messi remains at Barca, despite handing in a transfer request at the start of the season amid strong links with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Messi, a sad stat against Real .
Lionel Messi has not scored in the last five Clasicos in which he participated. This Saturday against Real Madrid, the Argentine hopes to find the loophole. © Supplied by Football 365 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 23102020 On May 6, 2018, Lionel Messi scored his last goal with FC Barcelona during a Clasico. Since then, six summits have taken place, facing Real Madrid . But whether in La Liga or the Copa del Rey, the Argentine has never scored against the Merengue.

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