Lionel Messi reached the 500th victory in Barcelona after helping the team beat Leganes 5-0 in the King’s Cup on January 31.
On January 31, Goal reported that Lionel Messi had become the first player in Spanish football history to have won 500 games. In the match against Leganes in the King’s Cup, he marked a memorable milestone in his career with a double goal in 59 and 89 minutes. Messi’s goals helped the Catalan team win the final 5-0.
Messi hits the 500-game milestone after 710 games for Barcelona. At this time, the Argentine superstar has become the most winning bridge in the Spanish team, ranked above other legends such as Xavi Hernandez (482 wins), Iker Casillas (463) or Andres Iniesta (459).
By still being able to compete for many more seasons, Lionel Messi can completely increase the number of victories with Barca .
With a brace against Leganes, the 32-year-old forward has 20 goals this season. Not only contributing in the number of goals or assists, Messi is always the most important player in the Barca team. When Messi was absent in the match against Izbiza on January 23, the rest of the Barcelona players were very hard to win.
Barcelona still have opportunities in important arenas. Messi and teammates are temporarily ranked 2nd in La Liga , 3 points behind rivals Real Madrid . On February 3, Barca will play against Levante in the round of 22 La Liga.
At the King’s Cup, Barca has reached the quarterfinals. In the Champions League , Quique Setien’s army will have their first match in the knockout round with Napoli on February 26.