Messi makes Clasico history with brilliant 'no-look' goal


Lionel Messi has set a new Clasico goalscoring record with an amazing piece of skill against Real Madrid.

As you can see above, Messi didn’t even need to look at the goals to score as a 10-man Barcelona held Real to a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou on Sunday.

With the scores level and the LaLiga champions down to 10 men due to Sergi Roberto’s red card, Messi bent a brilliant low finish home to put Barca in front.

The goal – Messi’s first in five home Clasicos – means he has now scored seven times in league fixtures between the sides at Camp Nou, more than any other player.

What a superstar. Image: Getty

Messi passed Paco Gento’s six LaLiga goals scored at Barca’s home, although Gareth Bale equalised for Madrid, while his rival Cristiano Ronaldo also recorded a landmark goal.

Although the Portugal superstar was substituted at half-time due to injury, he had earlier levelled for Madrid after Luis Suarez’s opener.

That goal was Ronaldo’s 18th against Barcelona, levelling the Madrid record in the Clasico previously held outright by club great Alfredo Di Stefano.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was not too concerned with Ronaldo’s injury.

Messi didn’t even need to look at the goals. Image: Getty

Ronaldo’s ankle was trod on by Gerard Pique as he scored Madrid’s first equaliser in the 15th minute and he looked in discomfort but continued for the rest of the half and was replaced by Marco Asensio at the start of the second period.

Madrid play the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26 but Zidane said he did not think Ronaldo was in danger of missing the showpiece in Kiev.

“He’s not great right now but I think it’s going to be a small thing, it was only a bad movement,” Zidane said.

“I can’t say how long he’ll be out for. Tomorrow he’ll have a scan, but I think it’ll be a small thing for him.

“We’re not worried about the final, we’re all going to be there.”