Yannick Carrascos goal against Ter Stegen gave Atletico Madrid winning points over Barcelona, who suffered their third loss this season and stuck to 11 points in tenth place and has two postponed matches.
Messi’s participation in the Barcelona and Atletico Madrid match came to complete the 800th in the history of his matches with the Catalan team, whether official or friendly.
Messi fought 742 official matches and 58 friendly matches with the Catalan jersey.
Messi has a terrible goalscoring record, as he scored 677 goals, an average of 0.85 goals per match, and 640 during 742 official matches.
Messi’s appearance with the first team of Barcelona came on November 16, 2003 in a friendly match against Porto on the occasion of the opening of the (Dragao) stadium, and he was 16 years, 4 months and 24 days old at the time, while the owner of the Golden Ball (6 times) arrived in his 800 match at the age of 33 years and 4 Months and 26 days.
During those years, Messi won 34 titles with Barcelona, including 10 in La Liga, 8 in the Spanish Super Cup, 6 in the King’s Cup, 4 in the Champions League, 3 in the European Super Cup and 3 in the World Cup clubs.
Messi had arrived a few days ago to Barcelona after participating with his country in the South American World Cup qualifiers.
While he was at the airport, a journalist asked him about the statements of Antoine Griezmann’s agent about the interference of the owner of the number “10” in the affairs of the club, and his opposition to the French player joining the team’s ranks, to respond to the Argentine Barghout, saying that he was “tired of being accused of exporting negative things in the club.”