What else does the mind feel in the game if there is no permanent rival? It may appear as such based on Lionel Messi’s statistics. Messi has not scored against Real Madrid since 2018. There isn’t any help towards the goal!
Emotion, on the other hand, has no place in professional football. You must fight against all opponents, whether you are an eternal rival or not. Messi is well aware of this, and the coincidence has persisted despite his team’s upcoming match against Real Madrid. What? Messi failed to strike from the penalty spot against Real Madrid’s Ronaldo!
Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid fouled PSG’s Killian Mbappe in the box in the 62nd minute. The penalty was awarded to PSG. For the club and country, Messi has taken five penalty shots to the left of the goalkeeper. Thibaut Courtois, the Real goalkeeper, was likely aware of the PSG forward’s statistics. Cortoya made a left-handed save to prevent the Argentine star’s penalty.
After last night’s failure, Messi now shares the record for most penalty misses in the Champions League with Thierry Henry. With 23 penalty shots in this competition, the PSG star failed to score five times.
Thierry Henry, an Arsenal great and former France striker, owned the previous record. Messi, on the other hand, missed the first penalty against Real. He has six goals from seven penalty kicks.
Messi, on the other hand, failed to score from the penalty spot against Belgian goalkeeper Cortoir for the second time in his career. In the 2013 Spanish Super Cup, Messi failed to score from the penalty spot against Atletico Madrid. Courtois was at Atletico’s goal post at the time.
The Belgian star, on the other hand, is currently in the thick of a penalty shootout. Courtois also saved two penalties that Real had absorbed the night before (Atletico on 16 January; Valencia on 6 January).
Courtois said, “There is a lot of pressure on the goalkeeper in such a match. I have made a lot of cuts with Messi’s penalty. It also takes a little bit of luck. ‘