Thursday February 21 2013
Messi goal ‘drought’ continues

Lionel Messi has still not scored a goal past Italian opposition from open play after Barcelona’s 2-0 loss at Milan on Wednesday.

The Argentine has scored goals for fun in his career, but his statistical record against clubs from the peninsula is surprisingly average.

In nine games against Serie A sides, Messi has scored just three goals – and all of those came from the penalty spot in games against the Rossoneri during 2011-12.

He’s also played in two games against Inter and one against Udinese without rippling the net.