Lionel Messi's record in derbies

Jack Gallagher
Image by Matthew Burt
Image by Matthew Burt /

Lionel Messi is an all-time great, and he is that because he, generally, turns up in the biggest games to score the biggest goals and guide his team to victory.

We say 'generally' because he's yet to score a goal in a World Cup knockout round game.

At club level though, he has turned up in nearly every huge game he's ever played in throughout his storied career.

A lot of those big games tend to be derbies, and ahead of his next derby game - PSG vs Marseille this weekend, we thought we'd run you through Messi's all-time record in the club derbies.

Lionel Messi - El Clasico record

1. Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Messi was brilliant in El Clasico
Messi was brilliant in El Clasico / OSCAR DEL POZO / Stringer

Played: 45
Won: 19
Drawn: 11
Lost: 15

Goals scored: 26
Assists: 14

- El Clasico all-time record goalscorer.
- El Clasico all-time record appearance maker.
- El Clasico all-time record assists holder.
- Most hat-tricks in El Clasico.

Lionel Messi vs Espanyol record

2. Barcelona vs Espanyol

Messi has a great record vs Espanyol
Messi has a great record vs Espanyol / Quality Sport Images / Contributor

Played: 35
Won: 24
Drawn: 9
Lost: 2

Goals scored: 25
Assists: 14

- Most goals vs Espanyol.
- Most assists vs Espanyol.

Lionel Messi - Le Classique record

3. PSG vs Marseille

Messi in action in Le Classique
Messi in action in Le Classique / Lionel Hahn / Contributor

Played: 1
Won: 0
Drawn: 1
Lost: 0

Goals scored: 0
Assists: 0