HomeTrending TopicsLionel Messi breaks Barcelona trophy report with Spanish Tremendous Cup title – ESPN
Posted in Trending Topics on 13th August 2018

Lionel Messi turned essentially the most honoured participant in Barcelona historical past on Sunday, profitable his 33rd trophy for the membership because the La Liga champions beat Sevilla 2-1 to win the Spanish Tremendous Cup.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a penalty within the 90th minute after targets from Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele overcame Pablo Sarabia’s ninth-minute strike handy Barca their first trophy of the season.

Messi, who was appointed Barca’s new captain earlier this week, moved away from Andres Iniesta because the membership’s most embellished participant; Iniesta received 32 earlier than shifting to Japanese facet Vissel Kobe this summer season.

“I do not know what Messi have to be feeling proper now,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde mentioned after the match. “If somebody’s going to achieve that form of milestone, that many trophies with one membership, it is him.

“It is unbelievable. It is becoming that he has the [club] report. We hope it would not finish right here and he retains on profitable extra.”

The Argentina worldwide’s first trophy was the 2004-05 La Liga title, received whereas Messi was nonetheless a young person.

He has since received the Spanish title one other eight instances, whereas he has additionally helped the Catalans to Champions League success on 4 events: in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

Lionel MessiΒ FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Photos

There have additionally been six Spanish Cups, seven Spanish Tremendous Cups, three European Tremendous Cups and three Membership World Cups.

Messi’s most profitable yr with Barca got here in 2009, when the membership received all six of the trophies obtainable to them, one thing by no means achieved earlier than or since by some other facet.

After Messi and Iniesta come Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, who each received their 28th trophy for Barcelona within the Tremendous Cup victory over Sevilla.

Xavi Hernandez, the membership’s report appearance-maker, received 25 trophies earlier than leaving for Qatar in 2015.

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