Lionel Messi will play his forty fifth Clásico tonight. The Argentine is the highest scorer within the historical past of the clashes between the 2 greats of Spain. But will this be the final time La Pulga challenges the Merengues along with his blaugrana jersey?
Lionel Messi could also be enjoying his forty fifth and final shock this Saturday night time towards Real in Barça jersey. Back on 15 years in 10 episodes …
- 19/11/2005> An providing for his first Clásico
Messi’s first look within the Blaugrana jersey was on October 16, 2004, beneath Frank Rijkaard, when the then 17-year-old Argentinian changed Deco, the match’s solely goalscorer, within the 82nd minute of Barça’s brief journey to the ‘Olímpic Lluís Companys from neighboring Espanyol (0-1).
His “first” Clásico, Messi lived just a few weeks later, on November 20, 2004, on the… bench. He attended the Catalan demonstration at Camp Nou, because of targets from Eto’o, van Bronckhorst and Ronaldinho (3-0).
The Batavian coach registered him in his base eleven for the primary time in Spanish D1 on October 22, 2005, for the reception of Osasuna (3-0). And a month later, throughout his “real” first Clásico, on November 19, 2005, Lionel Messi solely celebrated his second tenure. At Santiago Bernabéu, Rijkaard integrates it into his attacking trident, with Eto’o within the lead and Ronaldinho on the left, Ludovic Giuly and Henrik Larsson are on the bench. The Argentinian would be the solely one of many trio to not rating (the Brazilian planted two roses, the Cameroonian one), however, from the fifteenth minute, his providing for his No.9 threw Barça in direction of success (0-3 in the long run ). Satisfied, whereas the rating is 0-2, Rijkaard took out Messi within the seventieth, for Inesta to handle.