Friday, August 14, 2020

Messi scores 700th career goal

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Lionel Messi has scored the 700th goal of his career by converting a penalty against Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Barca’s captain fooled Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak with a chip down the middle at Camp Nou, where he hit another remarkable milestone for club and country.

Messi’s 700 goals include 630 for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina.

Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is the only current player other than Messi to have reached the landmark, boasting 725 strikes in 1002 professional appearances for Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid, the Bianconeri and his national team.

Messi, however, has broken 700 in just 860 matches between Barcelona and Argentina, more than 100 fewer than his former Clasico rival at Madrid needed to reach the same figure.