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Lionel Messi's record vs. English clubs as Liverpool become sixth victims

Lionel Messi's record vs. English clubs as Liverpool become sixth victims
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The Argentinian continues his crusade against Premier League teams.

Lionel Messi scored against a sixth English opponent in the Champions League when he found the net against Liverpool.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the talented Argentinian’s impressive record against Premier League clubs.

Chelsea

Chelsea v Barcelona – UEFA Champions League – Round of Sixteen – First Leg – Stamford Bridge
Messi celebrates breaking through at Stamford Bridge (Nick Potts/PA)

Appearances: 10
Goals: 3

It took the Argentina star until his ninth meeting with the Blues before he got his name on the scoresheet as the two teams shared some momentous Champions League battles.

He was shut out in the last 16 in 2005-06 – playing just 24 minutes in the second leg – the following season’s two group games and the semi-finals in 2009 and 2012.

He finally broke his duck last season after Andreas Christensen’s error in a 1-1 draw in the last 16 before scoring twice in a 3-0 win in the return leg.

Arsenal

Messi, left, scores the first of his four goals against the Gunners in 2010
Messi (left) scores the first of his four goals against the Gunners in a memorable 2010 clash (Nick Potts/PA)

Appearances: 6
Goals: 9

Messi’s greatest individual night against English opposition came in April 2010 when he staved off a quarter-final upset with a stunning four-goal burst against Arsene Wenger’s Gunners.

His second-leg brace in the following season’s last-16 clash had a similar effect as Barca won 4-3 on aggregate, while he scored three of their goals in a 5-1 aggregate success at the same stage in 2016.

Manchester City

Lionel Messi scores against Manchester City in 2016
Messi scored against Manchester City in 2016 (Tim Goode/PA)

Appearances: 6
Goals: 6

A hat-trick in October 2016’s 4-0 win in Group C, on Pep Guardiola’s return to the Nou Camp, boosted Messi’s record against City.

He also scored in the return fixture the following month, having previously found the net in both legs of Barca’s 4-1 aggregate win in the last 16 in the 2013-14 competition.

Manchester United

Lionel Messi celebrates his goal in the 2011 Champions League final
Messi was on target in the 2011 final (Nick Potts/PA)

Appearances: 6
Goals: 4

Prior to his two goals in this month’s quarter-final second leg, Messi had scored only twice in five appearances against the Red Devils.

Those goals, however, both came in finals – a header in 2009 and a superb 20-yard effort in 2011 – as he saved his best for the big occasion. The latter was his first goal on English soil.

Tottenham

Appearances: 2
Goals: 2

This season’s competition was the first time Messi had come up against Spurs, who were drawn in Group B alongside Barca.

He marked the occasion with a brace in his side’s 4-2 win at Wembley, before playing just 28 minutes of the home fixture.

Liverpool

Lionel Messi takes on Liverpool's Alvaro Arbeloa in 2007
A teenage Messi was well marshalled as Liverpool won through in 2007 (Peter Byrne/PA)

Appearances: 3
Goals: 2

Not since the last 16 of the 2006-07 competition had the two clubs met, meaning Messi – who was just 19 at the time – had to wait for his chance to show Liverpool what he can do.

He played the full duration of both games but was kept at bay as the Reds won 2-1 at the Nou Camp and progressed on away goals after a 1-0 loss at home.

However, he broke his duck against the Anfield side in the 2019-20 semi-final first leg with a 75th minute tap-in at the Nou Camp, before getting another seven minutes later with a sublime free-kick.

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