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FC Barcelona News: 2 May 2019; Barcelona Take Commanding Lead Over Liverpool, Lionel Messi Reaches Milestone

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Barcelona v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: First Leg Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Barça 3-0 Liverpool: Halfway there… Bring on Anfield! | FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou was treated to 90 minutes of simply stunning football from two tremendous teams on Wednesday night, and although Barça had to dig deep to find the answers, they ended up passing a mightily difficult test with flying colours.

The three keys to Barça 3-0 Liverpool | FC Barcelona
Some pundits are saying that 3-0 may not be an accurate reflection of what happened on the pitch. Liverpool plugged away time and again, especially early in the second half, and Ter Stegen made three key saves when a goal would have changed the script completely.

Six years unbeaten at Camp Nou in the Champions League | FC Barcelona
In European competition, Barça are very strong at Camp Nou, a fact which they once again demonstrated on Wednesday night against Liverpool, thus completing a sixth consecutive season without having lost a Champions League game at home, a total of 32 matches. Real Madrid also went 32 Champions League matches without a home loss from 1975 to 1990. Bayern Munich hold the record of 43 straight from 1969 to 1991.

Messi reaches 600 goals for Barça | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi has now reached 600 goals with FC Barcelona. The Argentinian, who is currently La Liga’s Pichichi top scorer and the European Golden Boot leader, achieved a new landmark after his brace against Liverpool at Camp Nou on Wednesday. The Argentinian has taken 683 matches in Barça’s first team to reach the new mark (0.88 goals per match) and he has done so on a very special day, the 14th anniversary of his first official goal for the blaugranes.

Lionel Messi’s 600 Barcelona goals: The stats you need to know | Sky Sports
That was against Albacete in La Liga with the assist provided by Ronaldinho. A lot has happened since then. Here are the latest numbers behind his truly extraordinary career… Unsurprisingly, Messi is Barcelona’s all-time top scorer. In fact, he has scored 368 goals more than any other player. He surpassed the total of Cesar Rodriguez when scoring a hat-trick against Granada back in 2012.

Messi’s 600 goals: The Quiz | FC Barcelona
How much do you know about the Barça number 10’s goalscoring history?

Messi makes 100th start as Barça captain | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi cracked yet another plateau in his illustrious career on Wednesday night, when he was named as a starter wearing the captain’s armband for the 100th time since he did it six years ago, on March 30, 2013 against Celta.

Lionel Messi sends message of support to Iker Casillas | Football Espana
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has sent a message of support to former Real Madrid goal keeper Iker Casillas - after he suffered a heart attack during a training session yesterday afternoon. The veteran former Spanish international, now with Porto, was taken to hospital and an official statement from the club stated that he is recovering well with no lasting damage to his health.

Koke: Only Barcelona play good football | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke believes ‘only Barcelona play good football’ and he tipped the Catalan giants for the Champions League title. Ernesto Valverde’s side hold a three-goal advantage over Liverpool from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final following on from Wednesday night’s clash at the Camp Nou.