After winning the 33rd trophy with Football Club Barcelona, Lionel Messi is now the most successful player at the club. The Argentine captained first game of the season against local rivals Sevilla and added another trophy to cabinet. Despite conceding the opening goal in the first 10 minutes, Barca managed to score the equalizer just before the half time.
Lionel Messi Won 33rd Title With Barcelona
The La Liga Champions lifted the Supercopa de Espana trophy with a 2-1 win over Sevilla. Gerard Pique who announced retirement from international football scored the equalizer in 42nd minute.
Unlike the previous seasons, this Supercopa de Espana was decided by just one game. The Grand Stade de Tanger hosted the game. As usual, Barcelona dominated with ball possession of 69% and managed 8 shots on target. Sevilla do have some shots on target but only one goal was not enough to stop the dominant force of Barcelona.
It was the first game of Lionel Messi after World Cup break and he stepped into the pitch as the main captain of Barcelona. The lack of playing time seemed to take its toll on Messi and his teammates early on, when Pablo Sarabia converted to give Sevilla the lead.
🙌 Leo #Messi is crowned the player with the most titles in the history of Barça 👉3️⃣3️⃣🏆
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 12, 2018
Lionel Messi trophies at Barcelona: 4 Champions League, 9 La Liga, 6 Copa del Rey, 8 Supercopa de Espana, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 3 FIFA Club World Cup.
In addition with these club titles, he has won 5 FIFA Ballon d’Or at Barcelona.
Barcelona will now play a friendly game against Boca Juniors before beginning their La Liga campaign against Alaves.