The Argentine superstar contributed 1 goal in Barca’s 2-0 victory over the visitors to Leganes in the 29th La Liga round that took place early on June 17. Meeting the club at the bottom of Barca‘s rankings is not easy. Leganes played defense in the majority but it was the team that had a good chance to eat after the moments of Barca defending. Miguel Guerrero had two chances of finishing close-range, respectively in 11 and 13 minutes but the ball was blocked by Lenglet and column respectively.
After 2 defeats, Barca tried to increase the pressure in the hope of an early goal. Messi and his teammates continuously make short passes to stretch the opponent’s defense, waiting for space to break through. Griezmann, the highest player in the attack, has an unsatisfactory performance when he moves sporadically and lacks connection with his teammates.
The deadlock was cleared in the 42nd minute. Ansu Fati received a pass from Junior Firpo and then shot a dangerous shot from the edge of the 16.5 m line, helping Barca enter the break with the advantage of leading the table. The initiative still belonged to Barca in the second half. In 64 minutes, Semedo broke through on the right after Messi’s cross. The Portuguese defender made a cross for Griezmann to get into the buffer at close range. However, the goal was not recognized because VAR determined Semedo was offside.
Fans of the home team do not need to regret long because only 5 minutes later, Barca has doubled the gap table. Lionel Messi broke through and earned a penalty. It is also the Argentine captain who successfully implemented to help the homeowner get a safe distance.
Barca maintained a firm position until the final whistle sounded. Messi and his team won 2-0 and continued to maintain the number one position in the rankings after 29 rounds.
Below is a list of the players with the most goals in Barcelona’s history in international competitions as of March 2020.
Lionel Messi (122 goals)
Lionel Messi is the most prolific scorer in Barcelona’s history in all competitions and it is not surprising that he tops the list. In addition to domestic goals, Messi has 122 goals in international tournaments. Of these 122 goals, 114 were made by M10 in the Champions League, 3 in the European Super Cup and 5 in the Club World Cup. He and Barca have 10 international titles, namely 4 Champions League, 3 European Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups.
Rivaldo (31 goals)
Rivaldo was born in 1972, had 5 years with Barcelona at the most beautiful stage of his career. Together they won 4 titles despite no international titles. It was a pity for Rivaldo for his contributions. After Messi, the former Brazilian international has scored the most goals for Barca in the international arena: 31 goals. In particular, Rivaldo has 25 goals in the Champions League, 5 in the Europa League, 1 in the European Super Cup. During his time at Barca, the striker won the Golden Ball in 1999.
Luis Suarez (29 goals)
Luis Suarez joined Barca in 2014 and always achieved a very high level of goals. 270 appearances for the Blaugrana, striker born in 1987 scored 191 goals. Suarez’s 29 goals there come on the non-Spanish front. Suarez has 23 goals in the Champions League, 1 in the European Super Cup and 5 in Club World Cup. He and Barca have 3 international titles, 1 Champions League, 1 European Super Cup and 1 Club World Cup.
Luis Enrique (27 goals)
Luis Enrique had 5 years playing for Real Madrid but only when he moved to Barcelona and spent 8 years (1996 to 2004) did he really find his home. The former midfielder has always been the leader of Barca and together they have seven titles including two internationals, the cup C2 and the European Super Cup in 1997. Enrique has a total of 27 goals in non-Spanish tournaments: 20 in the Champions League, 6 in the Europa League, 1 in the European Super Cup.
Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus are among the teams with the highest salary in the sports world because they have many superstars in the team. According to research by Global Sports Salaries, Barca topped the list of the highest paid sports teams in the world. The average basic salary of each player wearing the team “Los Blaugrana” is 12.8 million USD.
The salary of superstar Lionel Messi is up to 65 million USD. Last year, Barca also led the list with an average salary of 13.7 million USD.
NBA teams from the NBA account for the majority of this list. They have 7 positions in the top 10 and 15 positions in the top 20. The three “richest” NBA teams are Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. They all average an average of over $ 10 million for each player.
The confrontation with Alaves marked Barca’s unbeaten record at home in 2019. After 28 games, coach and coach Ernesto Valverde won 24, drew 4 and never lost. The last time they did this was in 2011.
In addition to the team’s overall performance, Messi also set his own new milestone. In the 70th minute, the Argentine superstar went confidently and then shot the shot without giving goalkeeper Pacheco the opportunity to make a clearance. The Golden Ball has scored for the sixth time in a row, scoring over 50 goals in a calendar year.
If counting from 2010, Messi has only scored once under 50 goals. In 2013, this number was only 45. The most impressive achievement of “El Pulga” was 91 goals in 2012.
On the evening of December 21, Barca met Alaves in the round of 17 La Liga at the Camp Nou. With the opponent in the bottom half of the rankings, “Los Blaugrana” easily won 4-1. The scorers are Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal.