Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The thorn stuck Leo Messi
Their records are more than discrete. In seven games in which has been before Italian teams, Messi could only score a goal ... and penalty . It was in the group stage of this edition of the Champions League against Milan and Allegri. In that game at San Siro on November 23, Nesta brought down inside the area Xavi and Messi (who saw the yellow to make a 'paradinha' and had to repeat the launch of the maximum penalty) scored his first goal against an Italian club for the first time in his professional career. Before, Messi also had played against the Rossoneri in the group stage and failed to beat in no time at Abbiati.
It all started in 2005/06 season against Udinese
's first face to face Messi to a whole country of the boot was on the 2005/06 season. The Argentine was in training and playing with the first team and the club was measured at Udinese in the group stage of the Champions League. In the first meeting between the two, Barça endorsed a win at Udinese (4-1) and Messi played until the 70th minute. Frank Rijkaard replaced him Ezquerro. In the match played at the Friuli stadium, the 'Flea' saw the whole game from the bench.
The Argentina international had to wait three seasons to re-measured to an Italian team was in the 2009/10, the year that Barcelona had to play against Inter Milan on three occasions.
On the first day of the group stages of the Champions League, Barca did not exceed 0-0 to the 'neroazzurri' at San Siro. Leo Messi played 90 minutes and this time the powder was wet. Of the 15 shots he made, six were on goal.
On the fifth day of that same group stage, the set of Pep Guardiola gave a lesson in football by Jose Mourinho and Inter won 2-0 with goals from Piqué and Pedro. Messi, who arrived with physical complaints that party, did not have minutes and saw the whole game sitting on the bench. As fate would have both teams in the semis again to cross. On the way Inter Milan managed to turn Messi who was unmarked and won 3-1. In turn, the solitary goal of Pique did not serve to give the ticket to the final to Barcelona. Leo turned to leave with his tally to zero.
If he can break the curse of the Italian teams, with the albiceleste international goals continue to be added to a meteoric career. And is that at this point in season Messi is also the top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals.
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