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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