Lionel Messi's Record In Finals Is Just Outrageous
Lionel Messi is the definition of a 'big game player' and his record in finals is solid evidence.
The Argentine starred for Barcelona as they ran out 5-0 winners over Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey final at the Wanda Metropolitano.
He smashed home his 31st goal against Sevilla for 2-0 after a cute backheel from Jordi Alba, before setting up the third goal for Luis Suarez's second of the game just before half-time.
999/1000 players would choose the easy pass to find a free Coutinho out on the wing. Lionel #Messi chooses to find #Suarez between three #Sevilla opponents. GOAT pic.twitter.com/FJ9vKKusQg
- Siavoush Fallahi (@SiavoushF) April 21, 2018
It was a Blaugrana masterclass, and one whereby five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi added to his stunning showings on the big stage.
5 - Lionel Messi is the second player in Copa del Rey history to score in five different finals (six goals). The first player to achieve this feat was Telmo Zarra between 1942 and 1950 (eight goals). Emperor. pic.twitter.com/Y3RV6YzuyD
- OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 21, 2018
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Scored in 5 Copa del Rey Finals
Scored 40 goals for Barcelona for a 9th successive season
Scored 31 goals in 33 apps v Sevilla pic.twitter.com/QGuzgyts45
- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 21, 2018
After today, in 29 finals Messi has tasted victory on 21 occasions, bagging a sublime tally of 28 goals and 14 assists in those games.
To further demonstrate that Messi is on a completely different planet, he has now scored 40 goals in a single campaign for the NINTH consecutive season.
Lionel Messi has scored 40 goals across all competitions for nine consecutive seasons:
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 21, 2018
Usually 20-25 goals a season would be a pretty solid return but Messi has well and truly raised the bar with his brilliance.
We are truly blessed to have seen a once in a lifetime talent do his thing.
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