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Leo Messi meets Sevilla once again in the Spanish Super Cup. And if past records are anything to go by, the Andalusians should be worried. The Argentinian has scored a massive 25 goals against them over the years (20 in La Liga, three in the Spanish Super Cup and two in the European Super Cup).

Last season, Sevilla were particularly on the receiving end of Messi at his best. He netted three times against them, and all of those came from direct free kicks. He beat goalkeeper Beto twice in Tbilisi, and then pumped another free past Sergio Rico when the two teams met in a Liga fixture at Camp Nou.

And Messi showed that he’s not lost any of his ability to find goal from free kicks when he drove an absolute beauty into the Sampdoria net on Wednesday night at the Gamper.

With a quarter of a century of goals already scored against Sevilla, Messi will be looking to build on that collection over the two legs against a side managed by his compatriot Jorge Sampaoli. Watch this space!


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