Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi will be returning to Spain to face Real Madrid, a club against which he has been excellent while playing for FC Barcelona for almost all of his career.
While his record against Los Blancos has been nothing short of incredible, it is worth nothing that Messi has failed to score in his last five appearances against them in all competitions.
What is Lionel Messi's career record against Real Madrid?
Total matches played: 45
Matches won: 19
Matches drawn: 11
Matches lost: 15
Goals scored: 26
Assists made: 14
How many Champions League goals has Messi scored against Real Madrid?
Messi has scored TWO UEFA Champions League goals against Los Blancos in two games played in the competition.
Both goals came on April 27, 2011 when FC Barcelona beat Real Madrid 0-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg.
How many free-kicks has Messi scored against Real Madrid?
The Argentine maestro has scored a total number of TWO free-kicks against Los Blancos, both in 2012.
How many hat-tricks has Messi scored against Real Madrid?
Messi has scored TWO hat-tricks against Los Blancos in his career.
How many penalty goals has Messi scored against Real Madrid?
Messi has netted 10 penalties (eight in La Liga and two in Supercopa) against Los Blancos with a 100% conversion record.
How many yellow cards has Messi received against Real Madrid?
Messi has received as many as 14 yellow cards in all competitions against Real Madrid in his career.
Has Messi ever got a red card in El Clasico against Real Madrid?
Messi has never been red carded in El Clasico.
Messi and PSG will take on Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League in February.
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