Messi has now failed to score against Real Madrid in each of his last seven games against them.
Ansu Fati scored Barcelona's only goal as they were beaten 3-1 in the Clasico at the Camp Nou.
The last time Messi found the net against Los Blancos was during the 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Matchday 36 of the 2017/18 LaLiga Santander season. That means the Argentine is yet to score against Real Madrid since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
This season, Messi has scored just one goal in LaLiga - during Barcelona's opening game against Villarreal. Since then, he's failed to score or make an assist in four league matches. You have to go back to 2014 to find a similarly poor run from the forward.
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