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Leo Messihas scored 28 goals from his last 18 matches

Leo Messi is on the verge of making history again. If the Argentine forward scores this Saturday away to Celta, he’ll set a record that no other footballer has achieved: scoring against 19 league opponents in consecutive matches. Messi’s scoring streak has seen him find the back of the net in 18 consecutive league games, Celta are the only team that haven’t conceded a goal to the Argentine this season. The Galician team visited the Camp Nou on November 3rd of last year, Barça won the match by 3 to 1, but Messi did not score.

28 goals in 18 matches

Since Celta’s visit to Barcelona, Messi has always scored in the league. In the last 18 games, he’s netted a total of 28 goals, with Osasuna bearing the brunt of the Argentina’s firepower (4 goals). A total of seven teams (Zaragoza, Levante, Athletic Club, Betis, Atlético Madrid, Granada and Rayo Vallecano) have conceded two goals to the Argentine, and ten teams (Mallorca, Valladolid, Espanyol, Málaga, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Getafe, Sevilla, Madrid and Deportivo) have conceded once to Messi this season.

One goal to go

Celta have conceded one goal to Messi in the league. It was last time Barça played at Balaídos, in the 2006/07 season (2-3). Messi scored the 1-2 against a Celta team that had José Manuel Pinto in its ranks.


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