FC Barcelona Review of Messi's career in the pages of the newspaper
7 18 matches in official competition, 627 official goals and … 42,272 times in BRAND. Those could be the numbers of Leo Messi as a footballer for Barelona since he first appeared on the pages of the MARCA newspaper .
His first game with the first team was in a friendly in Porto, his first So much to always be remembered, that vaseline to Valbuena against Albacete at the Camp Nou after Ronaldinho and his first time on MARCA on the television grid. On June 18, 2002, on the programming pages with David Bustamante and Pedro Almodvar at about 20:15 on the Bara Channel, an interview was scheduled with a young L. Messi. At that time the Argentine footballer was only 15 years old, played for the Barça cadet and was not aware that 18 years later he was going to be one of the most printed names on the MARCA pages.
After this more than testimonial presence, Messi's appearance in MARCA was gaining prominence exponentially. His name was included in the games for the Barça subsidiary in Segunda B in the call for the friendly match that Rijkaard's Barcelona was going to play in Porto in 2003 . And after the call, the debut with the first team even if it was not in an official match. The first of many.
From that moment on, the chips in the second team alternated with the presence of Messi together with the great stars of the first team to play the preseason and make the summer tour of summer 2004 And from l to the preseason list to the list for the Champions.
The injuries of that year led him to be called more and more regularly. Until when he made his debut in Montjuic and the unforgettable afternoon against Albacete that made him debut as a scorer and mark a before and after in his career at MARCA since it was the first time his name appeared on the
Everything was meteoric from that moment. And it didn't take long for the he first personal report to be the top scorer in the history of LaLiga Santander and one of the best in football history. In it, it was analyzed what his progress would be and how Barcelona manufactured a crack.
It didn't take Messi long to attend exclusively to MARCA and his first interview with the newspaper he went to our partner Luis F. Rojo and in it he talked about what he was going to "fight to be a starter for in Barcelona" … and he took it to heart.
Messi continued making history game by game and page by page in BRAND. Personal and collective records that have been counted and will continue to be counted in the pages of the newspaper.