Barcelonas 3-2 victory over Valencia, on Sunday, in the 34th round of the Spanish Football League, resulted in important figures, especially for Barcelonas captain, Lionel Messi.
The Argentine star raised his goal tally in direct matches against Valencia for 31 goals, after 36 matches he played against bats in the Spanish League and the King’s Cup.
Messi also raised the balance of his goals this season in the League to 28 goals, to lead the list of scorers in the Spanish League, while at the level of the five major European leagues, he is surpassed by Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s top scorer with 36 goals in the German League.
Despite Messi wasting a penalty kick in yesterday’s match, he quickly switched to a goal after the ball returned to him.
According to the “Opta” statistics network, Messi failed to score two penalties against Valencia in one season in the League, which had not happened before throughout the Barcelona captain’s career against any team in the competition.
Messi scored the 50th free kick in his career with a Barcelona shirt, which he turned for a goal, when he scored the third goal for his team.
Barcelona raised its score, after this victory, to 74 points, and ranks third in the “La Liga” standings, on goal difference behind Real Madrid, the runner-up, and two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.