Monday, July 13, 2020

Lionel Messi scores 700th goal with Barcelona at Camp Nou against third-placed Atletico

 forward  has reached a new milestone after scoring for the Catalans at home to  tonight.

The Argentine attacker had netted in each of Barca’s first two games after the restart – the wins over Mallorca and Leganes – to take his career total to 699 for club and country.

And after failing to convert in the matches against Sevilla, Athletic Club, and Celta Vigo, the 33-year-old made it 700 as he scored at Camp Nou against third-placed Atletico with a second-half ‘Panenka’ penalty chipped straight down the middle to deceive Jan Oblak.

Coach Quique Setien recently described his captain’s numbers as ‘astronomical’ and the 61-year-old will hope his star man can add a few more as the Blaugrana look to beat Real Madrid to the title in the remaining rounds of .

Messi now has 630 goals for the Catalan club in 724 official games and 70 for Argentina in 138 caps for his national team.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is also the top scorer in with 22 goals this term and he has hit 20 or more in the competition for 12 seasons in a row.

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