Lionel Messi's Barcelona penalty record is phenomenally bad 5 years ago

Lionel Messi's Barcelona penalty record is phenomenally bad

Even the best in the world have weaknesses - it's just a shame when they're as crucial as a footballer being bad at taking penalties.

Lionel Messi's miss against Levante left him with a success rate from the spot of just 78% across Barcelona's La Liga and Champions League games, well below the 90% rate which rival Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed since moving to Spain.

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Messi's record isn't the worst around, though - Wayne Rooney's record for club and country sits at 75% (24 from 32), though if you take out his England strikes he's down to 69%.

Still, maybe it's time for Barcelona to give their penalties to someone else for a while - it can't hurt, surely.