To mark the record-breaking 644 goals scored by Lionel Messi for Barcelona, Budweiser has decided to send a bottle of its beer to the goalkeepers for every goal conceded.
That way, the now retired Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casilas is set to get 17 bottles of the customized beer.
According to UK’s Daily Mail, it is Budweiser’s way of celebrating Lionel Messi’s record who last Tuesday broke the 643 goals scored by Pele for a single club, Santos of Brazil.
Messi’s goal on Tuesday at Villadolid broke Pele’s record.
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!’
A statement from Budweiser said: ‘644 goals, 644 personalized beers, 160 goalkeepers. 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!
‘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.