World Map Shows Every Stadium Where Lionel Messi Has Scored For Barcelona And Argentina

Lionel Messi has had a superb season for Barcelona so far, but the attention is well and truly on his return to international duty after Argentina's disappointing World Cup campaign last summer.

Sure, they might only be friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco, but many fans will be expecting to see the 31-year-old Argentine ace replicate his club form on the international stage ahead of this summer's Copa América.

However, the Barcelona captain loves the opportunity to score against his opponents.

After all, it was recently revealed that he has beaten 84 out of 85 teams that he played against for the Spanish club, with only one side getting the better of him.

Thanks to the folks at nss magazine, fans now have the opportunity to see all of the stadiums that Messi has scored at for both Barcelona and Argentina.

Obviously, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has played his fair share of teams around the world, from competing in World Cups to Champions Leagues.

So, the red markers are every time that he has scored for Barcelona, while the blue ones represent his goalscoring exploits for Argentina.

Oh, and it's worth remembering that the map doesn't include his performances in friendly matches.

Check it out below.

Credit: nss magazine
Credit: nss magazine

Credit: nss magazine
Credit: nss magazine

Credit: nss magazine
Credit: nss magazine

Credit: nss magazine
Credit: nss magazine

Impressive, right?

Ahead of the Venezuela match, Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni praised Messi upon his return to international duty.

"I said this before. Even he must be tired of this. There are no more adjectives to describe him," he said (via Goal).

"We only want all of his teammates to know that they are great players, too, and it's also for them to make a step forward, not just Messi.

"The rest must make that step forward. They are great players too and we are a great team if we all play our part."


How far will Argentina progress in the Copa América?

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