Messi netted in PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille on February 26 and in the process scored his 700th career club goal.
Said record has only previously been achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo, who is three years older than Lionel Messi.
And now, after Messi’s 700th goal, 101GreatGoals have taken a look at the clubs that the Argentine has scored the most goals against throughout his career.
5 – Real Madrid (26)
Despite Real Madrid being FC Barcelona’s biggest rival and toughest opponent, Messi has been able to net a very impressive 26 times vs Los Blancos throughout his career.
A number of these goals have been crucial to the title race in La Liga and also in several finals, including in the Super Copa De Espana.
4 – Athletic Club (29)
Lionel Messi scored some of his greatest goals against Athletic Club whilst on the books of FC Barcelona.
One of which is arguably the no.10′s best goal in his career, coming in the 2015 Copa Del Rey final:
Messi also netted a brace vs Athletic Club in the 2021 Copa Del Rey final, which Barca won 4-0.
3 – Valencia (31)
Valencia are the first team Lionel Messi has been able to score over 30 goals against.
The World Cup winner has netted four hat-tricks against Los che, including in 2016 when Barcelona put seven past them in a Copa Del Rey clash.
2 – Atletico Madrid (32)
Diego Simone previously said: “Diego [Maradona] filled us with emotions. But between the cracks, without doubt, Messi is better than Maradona.”
And it is easy to see why the Atletico Madrid boss thought this. Messi scored a staggering 32 career goals vs Los Colchoneros during his time in Spain, with Simeone no doubt glad the 35-year-old has now departed for France.
1 – Sevilla (38)
The main Spanish side who will be glad Messi is no longer terrorising La Liga though, is most certainly Sevilla.
Messi scored 38 times vs Sevilla whilst at Barca, including in several major finals. He also provided 20 assists whilst lining out vs Los Nervionenses, which is the joint-most assists Messi has managed vs any club.