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However, there is one 'keeper who must have a particularly large grudge against the Argentine. Diego Alves has conceded a whopping 21 times to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Alves conceded these while playing for Spanish sides Valencia and minnows Almeria, both of whom have been on the receiving end of some Messi masterclasses.
The Brazilian has had a great career, starring in La Liga and in the Brazilian Serie A and playing 10 times for his nation, but may now just end up being known as the goalie who has Messi has scored against the most times.
Now he has at least received something for picking the ball out of the net after the 33-year-old has hit it in there.
Budweiser have been sending bottles of beer to every goalkeeper who has conceded as part of Messi's record breaking 644 goals for Barcelona - beating Pele's 643 for Santos as the most for one club.
Parabéns, #Messi! 644 gols por um clube é mesmo um grande recorde! E com as minhas 21 garrafas, parece que eu também tenho o meu recorde! Fiquem ligados pq as 19h vou bater um papo com o pessoal da @budfootball! pic.twitter.com/8w9d2UkQbf- Diego Alves (@diegoalvesgol) January 5, 2021
Alves got his hands on 21 of these limited edition lagers, and posted to social media letting everyone know afterwards.
Alves currently plays for Flamengo in Brazil, so he should be safe enough from Messi for now.
Other players to have received the beers include Gianluigi Buffon and Jan Oblak, so at least Alves knows that he is in some impressive company.
.@budfootball... thanks for the beers.:beers: I'll take it as a compliment. :wink: We have great battles over the years! Congratulations on breaking the 644 record #Messi! it really is an unbelievable achievement. Cheers! #BeAKing #ad pic.twitter.com/Rvz2kSv23B- Gianluigi Buffon (@gianluigibuffon) December 24, 2020
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