FC Barcelona frivolously gambled away the eighth league win in a row in Lionel Messi’s record game and conceded the next disappointment. The Argentine took the lead with a penalty in the 1-1 home draw against Cadiz on Sunday (32nd). In the closing stages, however, the relegation candidate came to a flattering equalizer, Alex Fernandez also gave goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen no chance with a penalty (89th). Previously, Clement Lenglet had committed an unnecessary foul.
For Messi it was the 506th appearance in the jersey of the Catalans in the Spanish Primera Division. He took over Barca’s sole club record ahead of Xavi (505). After the 4-1 home win in the first leg of the Champions League first leg against Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona wanted at least to increase their league title chances. The gap between the third in the table and Atletico Madrid is still eight points after the leaders’ 2-0 defeat by Levante.
Accessed on February 21, 2021 at 8:50 am on https://www.sn.at/sport/fussball/international/barcelona-in-messis-rekordspiel-nur-11-gegen-cadiz-100106899