After having already won the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals this year, Messi is about to play his 18th one-legged final: the Copa America final against Chile, where he will want to take revenge for the last two finals he lost with the first squad of Argentina. A quick summary of his final and stats against Chile.
Messi has played 17 finals that consisted of only 1 leg and completed the 90 minutes in all cases (he was substituted once in the 93th minute). Here is an overview:
In total, Messi scored 12 goals and provided gave 4 assists, dividing those over 10 games. In all 10 finals in which he participated in at least one goal his team lifted the trophy. His influence is decisive.
Another noteworthy event is that Messi received 5 yellow cards in those games, 1 per 3,4 games, far above his average.. Nerves? Pressure?
Than to the Copa América final. How are his stats against Chile? And against his current team mate at Barcelona; Claudio Bravo?