However sadly for the Catalans, Atleti proved too hard to break down and in the end a goal less draw was the result which means that Madrid continue leading with 77 points while Barca are second on 75 as Real Madrid remain third on 74 having played a game less.
Considered the greatest player ever, Messi ought to come alive when his team plays the top four teams in Spain but he has failed to do so many times this season and has only scored four times against the top 4 since 2018.
Taking to social media, fans blasted him for another poor performance.
RapRhymes: Top of the table clash for Barca and Messi disappears once again. But wait for him to get Ballon Dor shouts when he bullies bottom half club Levante next game 😭
Mbamba: Why am I not seeing generic Messi Ballon dor shouts/tweets vs a big team or UCL ties like I see them vs bottom table sides? Clearly, he must have played vs a big team today
Elmenace: Messi getting balon d'or shouts when he plays Eibar or alaves, but the TL is mute when he played Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid this season.
Daniel: Messi has played home and away vs Real Madrid and Atletico in La liga this season. He has 0 G/A in those 4 games. Great promo for his ballon dor campaign 😭
Tom: I just find it incredible that people keep saying Messi is the best while he never performs well against a world class team, its been for years now but people don't care and keep looking away. He is still the goat because he scores 2 against low end teams apparently.
Futbol Muu: Lionel Messi being the worst big game player in the history of football is not talked about enough.
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