Budweiser send a beer to EVERY keeper who has conceded a Lionel Messi goal after the superstar netted his historic 644th strike for Barcelona this week… with Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas set to get 17 bottles!
- Lionel Messi scored a record-breaking 644th goal for Barcelona on Tuesday
- Messi’s goal at Valladolid broke Pele’s record for most strikes for a single club
- Budweiser have sent beer to every single goalkeeper behind the 644 goals
- Gianluigi Buffon received two bottles for conceding twice to Messi in 2017
Budweiser have celebrated Lionel Messi’s record-breaking 644th goal by sending each of the goalkeepers he scored against a personalised beer.
The Barcelona captain’s goal against Valladolid on Tuesday night saw him break Pele’s long-standing record for most goals for a single club.
As a result, the beer company has sent every shot stopper Messi has overcome one beer for every goal he scored against them, with each bottle numbered on the front of the bottle.
Lionel Messi broke Pele’s record for most goals for a single club (644) on Tuesday night
Budweiser have sent beer to every goalkeeper who has conceded against Messi in his career
Gianluigi Buffon was pictured with bottle number 514 and 515 when Messi scored twice against him in the Champions League back in 2017.
The Italian goalkeeper took to Instagram to congratulate Messi for the award while he was enjoying his free drinks.
Buffon said: ‘@budfootball… thanks for the beers. I’ll take it as a compliment. We have great battles over the years! Congratulations on breaking the 644 record @leomessi… it really is an unbelievable achievement. Cheers!’
Juventus’ Buffon received two bottles (above) for conceding twice against Messi in 2017
Buffon congratulated Messi while enjoying his free beers for conceding against the striker
A statement from Budweiser said: ‘644 goals, 644 personalized beers, 160 goalkeepers. Leo Messi delivers on the pitch, we deliver off the pitch. A personalized bottle for each goalkeeper’.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak will be expecting a crate from Budweiser as Messi has scored 11 goals past the Slovenian during his career.
Oblak told Sky Sports this week: ‘He has scored many goals against me. Too many!
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak (above) has conceded 11 goals against Messi
‘But he is a great player, an amazing player, the best player. There are many times that he scores a goal and you have this feeling that you cannot understand how he has scored so easily.’
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was also snapped with two Budweiser bottles after conceding Messi goals in both league matches against Barcelona for Athletic Bilbao in the 2017-18 season.
Former Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves is believed to be the goalkeeper with the most Messi goals conceded against him with 19.
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas is another goalkeeper who can be expecting several Budweiser bottles with 17 Messi goals against his name.
The recipient of beer number 644 is Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip, a former team-mate of Messi at Barcelona.
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga (above) conceded twice against Messi for Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas (middle) has conceded 17 goals against Messi (right)