On at the present time in 2003: Lionel Messi made his debut for FC Barcelona | Football News

Barcelona: It was on November 16, 2003, when Lionel Messi, thought of as one of many biggest of all time by many, made his debut for Barcelona`s first group. Just 16 years previous on the time, Messi made his debut for the membership`s first group in a pleasant in opposition to Porto.

Messi made his debut underneath Frank Rijkaard on the Do Dragao Stadium in a match, which the Catalans misplaced 2-0. The Argentine wore No.14, and got here on within the 71st minute of the match, changing Fernando Navarro. Also, Barcelona shared a video of the match on Twitter and wrote: “Once upon a time … a 16-year-old boy wonder made his Barca debut in a friendly. This was #Messi, #OnThisDay in 2003.”

On his solution to finishing 17 years on the membership, the six-time Ballon d`Or winner scripted quite a few data. The most up-to-date of all got here in final month when the Argentine turned the primary participant within the Champions League to attain in 16 consecutive seasons. Messi had achieved this milestone throughout Barcelona`s 5-1 win over Ferencvaros within the Champions League on October 21.

Barcelona are at the moment positioned on the eighth place on the La Liga desk with 11 factors from seven video games. The group will subsequent tackle Atletico Madrid within the league on November 22. 

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