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Stat: Lionel Messi’s personal record for Barcelona vs Granada

The Argentinian forward has netted seven times in six meetings against the La Liga side.

After missing a penalty in the last minute of Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in midweek, Lionel Messi will be keen to get amongst the goals as the Camp Nou side travel to take on Granada today.

The Argentinian has been in excellent form since the turn of the year, but has failed to register in his last two outings for Luis Enrique’s men.

However, examining Messi’s personal record against Granada from the past suggests that it could be all or nothing today from the four-times Ballon d’Or winner.

In six appearances against the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes outfit, Messi has scored seven times.

However, in three of the games he did not register, with the last time this happened in April last year, Granada recording a surprise 1-0 victory.

Messi struck twice in a 6-0 rout in the reverse fixture at Camp Nou earlier in the campaign and also scored a brace in Barcelona’s 2-1 victory in February 2013.

His most notable performance against Granada came in March 2013 when he netted a hat-trick against them in an entertaining 5-3 win.

Stopping Messi will be key to Granada getting anything from the game today, but his past track record suggests that if he gets one goal, the Argentine could well get a hatful.

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