Lionel Messi faces Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid at 9pm Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. They are one of his favourite victims.
Messi has scored against 78 teams for Barcelona. But, ater Sevilla (37 goals in 36 games), Atletico are Messi's favourite team to play, per the statistics.
The Argentine has scored 29 goals in 38 games against them, 0.76 per game. And seven assists.
Most of those have come in La Liga (24), plus five in the Copa del Rey. He hasn't netted against them in the Champions League (4 games) or the Spanish Super Cup (2 games).
Messi would like to score his first at the Wanda. He's celebrated many times (12) at the Vicente Calderon, but their new stadium is an outstanding assignment.