Lionel Messi Has Defeated 84 Of 85 Teams He Has Played Against While At Barcelona

Lionel Messi has had the time of his life when it comes to playing against teams across his illustrious career, especially when he is on the winning side.

The 31-year-old Argentine magician broke into Barcelona's first team back in 2004, but an interesting stat about his win record has now emerged.

According to the Daily Mail, the Barça captain has faced 85 different teams and beat 84 of those clubs.

Impressive, right?

Well, the answer is obviously yes, but it does raise the question about the one team that Messi was unable to be on the winning side against.

Well, the Argentina captain met his match when the Spanish club came up against UDA Gramenet in the Copa del Rey during the 2004/05 season.

Messi started the match against Gramenet, but the reigning La Liga champions were shocked when they were beaten 1-0.


Gramenet were in the Segunda División at the time, but now they play for Segunda Catalana.

Unfortunately for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, he has never had the chance to add their scalp to his headcount of defeated teams.

That's right, this is one team that claimed a victory over Barcelona while their talisman was playing for them and have avoided any further matches with the club.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Messi stepped up to the occasion in Barcelona's second-leg Champions League win over Lyon on Wednesday, with him scoring twice and assisting twice.

While it not only showed how much of a leader he was for his side, Nabil Fekir explained how brilliant Messi's performance was after the match.

Will Messi and his Barça teammates reach the final of this season's Champions League?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Adnan Riaz

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