Achilles heel

Messi has now missed the most La Liga penalties in Barcelona's history

The Argentine superstar failed to convert his eighth spot-kick but did score from play against Getafe.

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BARCELONA MADE LIGHT work of Getafe at the Camp Nou this afternoon.

However, the game didn’t get off to the best of starts as Lionel Messi missed a penalty on 11 minutes.

Messi had his spot-kick saved by the hand of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, meaning he has now missed eight in La Liga — more than any other Barcelona player.

He did redeem himself by finding the back of the net on 40 minutes, however.

Messi Getafe

Barca then ran riot with Neymar bagging two and Arda Turan scoring an overhead kick to make it 6-0, and that’s how it finished.

Arda Turan overhead

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