Lionel Messi breaks El Clasico Camp Nou record in FC Barcelona’s draw vs Real Madrid
After giving FC Barcelona the lead in a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou to rivals Real Madrid, Lionel Messi now holds an El Clasico goal-scoring record.Updated: May 07, 2018 12:41 IST
Lionel Messi set an El Clasico goal-scoring record as 10-man FC Barcelona held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou on Sunday.
With the scores level and the La Liga champions down to 10 men due to Sergi Roberto’s red card, Messi bent a brilliant low finish home to put Barca in front.
The goal – Messi’s first in five home Clasicos – means he has now scored seven times in league fixtures between the sides at Camp Nou, more than any other player.
7 - Lionel Messi has now scored more La Liga goals at the Camp Nou than any other player in El Clasico history (Paco Gento, six). Brilliant. pic.twitter.com/ApJ8qEJxnG— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 6, 2018
Messi passed Paco Gento’s six LaLiga goals scored at Barca’s home, although Gareth Bale equalised for Madrid, while his rival Cristiano Ronaldo also recorded a landmark goal.
Although the Portugal superstar was substituted at half-time due to injury, he had earlier levelled for Madrid after Luis Suarez’s opener.
That goal was Ronaldo’s 18th against Barcelona, levelling the Madrid record in the Clasico previously held outright by club great Alfredo Di Stefano.
18 - Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Alfredo Di Stefano as the all-time Real Madrid top-scorer in El Clasico in all competitions. Legends. pic.twitter.com/kXmQezNqZT— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 6, 2018