Messi on longest goal drought since 2010

It has been 452 minutes since the Argentine last netted a goal for Barcelona

Sports Desk April 15, 2016

Barcelona’s defeat in the Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday brought a personal milestone in Lionel Messi’s career with the Argentine forward going five club games without scoring.

According to ESPN FC, the 28-year-old is still waiting to hit the magical 500-goal mark for club and country after netting against Bolivia from a penalty shot on March 29, 2016.

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However, the Argentine has failed to score against Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and twice against Atletico Madrid in Barcelona jersey.

It has been 452 minutes since Messi last netted a goal, his longest run since 2010 (when he went 474 minutes without scoring).

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The Ballon d'Or winner will surpass the 2010 mark if he fails to score in the first 23 minutes on Sunday when Valencia visit Camp Nou for La Liga fixture.


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