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Messi equals another football record in history after Copa Del Rey Victory over Bilbao

Messi equals another football record in history after Copa Del Rey Victory over Bilbao

Messi equals another football record in history after Copa Del Rey Victory over Bilbao

 

Lionel Messi He added to his legend this Saturday by winning a new title in his career. Barcelona won 4-0 against him Athletic Bilbao at the end of the Copa del Rey and so the Argentine striker got the consecration number 37 of its trajectory. La Pulga not only embroidered a new star in his extensive record, but also became the second most winning footballer in history.

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The trophy obtained this afternoon at the La Cartuja Stadium in Seville allows the star to catch up with the Spanish Andres Iniesta and the brazilian Maxwell in second place in the table of greatest title winners in history. He has also managed to get closer to his former partner Dani Alves, who leads the standings with 42 career consecrations. Behind Messi, Iniesta and Maxwell (37) appear Ryan Giggs (36), Kenny Dalglish and Gerard Piqué (35), Vítor Baía (34), Xavi (33) Y Cristiano Ronaldo (32).

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Messi’s record is made up of 10 Spanish Leagues, eight Spanish Super Cups, seven King’s Cups, four Champions League, three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups. All these conquests have been achieved with the Barcelona shirt from 2005 to this part. With the Argentine national team, meanwhile, he has added a Olympic gold medal in Beijing 2008 and a U-20 World Cup in Holland in 2005.

La Pulga was the great figure of the game that was played this Saturday in the La Cartuja stadium in Seville. The Argentine scored two goals (the third and fourth for his team) and was always a reference in the attack for the Blaugranas.

Against Athletic Bilbao Lionel Messi lived a kind of revenge, since in January of this year they lost the final of the Spanish Super Cup against the Basques by 3 to 2 in extra time. The Catalans were winning thanks to a double by Antoine Griezmann, but a few seconds to go Asier Villalibre appeared to take the match into extra time, where Iñaki Williams scored the goal that tipped the balance. What’s more, the Argentine saw the red card with the azulgrana shirt.

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In recent months, Rosario had already reached other prominent marks. By December of last year he had become the top scorer in a single club, surpassing the 643 so many of Skin and less than a month ago he achieved the feat of being the footballer who wore the Catalan team’s shirt the most times in history: On March 21, in a match against Real Sociedad, he reached 768 appearances at the club and surpassed a mark that until that moment was in the hands of Xavi Hernandez, one of his mentors and friends on the field.

Table of players with the most title in history:

Dani Alves (Brazil) 42

Lionel Messi (Argentina) 37

Andrés Iniesta (Spain) 37

Maxwell (Brasil) 37

Ryan Giggs (Gales) 36

Kenny Dalglish (Scotland) 35

Gerard Piqué (Spain) 35

Vítor Baía (Portugal) 34

Xavi (Spain) 34

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 32

Source: Archy sports

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