Atletico Madrid are among Messi's most favourite opponents explained in 5 key facts


Only 1 team have suffered more from Leo than the Rojiblancos as the Argentine is now on the 4-game goalscoring run against them.

Goals galore from Leo Messi are expected tonight as the Argentine faces Atletico Madrid, his second favourite opponents.

Here are 5 key facts behind Leo's duel with the Rojiablancos, provided by Transfermarkt:

Messi has won 24 out of 41 games against Atletico, drawing the other 10 and losing just 7 times.

Barca's marksman has scored 32 goals against them: only Sevilla have suffered more from Leo's genius.

Messi has either scored or provided an assist in 8 out of the last 10 La Liga games between Barca and Atleti.

He has also found the net against the Rojiblancos in 4 back-to-back matches in all competitions.

Finally, Leo is Diego Simeone's true nemesis: the Atletico coach has NEVER managed to beat Barca in La Liga.

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