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Lionel Messi reaches 700-goal milestone for Barcelona and Argentina

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Aim of his profession using a Panenka punishment in Barcelona’s La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Scorer reach the landmark target for club and country by softly chipping the ball to the web since Jan Oblak dived the incorrect way.

Barca stay second, 1 point behind Real Madrid, who have a match in hand.

Messi’s punishment was his 630th purpose in his 724th look for the club.

The Argentina celebrity played a role in the opener for Barcelona when his whipped corner struck Diego Costa and invisibly to the back of the internet.

Former Chelsea striker Costa immediately had the opportunity to make amends if Atletico were given a penalty after Yannick Carrasco was fouled in the box.

Costa awakened to take the place kick just to See it stored from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but it was retaken since the Barcelona goalkeeper had come off his line . Saul Niguez took the next punishment and shipped Ter Stegen the incorrect way.

Messi Revived Barcelona’s guide and attained his career landmark with his cheeky Panenka – appointed following Antonin Panenka’s renowned punishment for Czechoslovakia in the closing of the 1976 European Championship – however Niguez equalised again with a different punishment as Barca dropped points that could cost them dear in the title race.

Another year, another landmark for Messi.

Based on statistics from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Messi is currently among seven players to have attained the 700-goal mark in his or her livelihood.

Czech-Austrian Josef Bican leads the way with 805 livelihood objectives, followed by Brazil legend Romario, who ripped 772, together with his compatriot Pele third on 767.

Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas reach 746 targets, while former Germany striker Gerd Muller rounds out the top five with 735 targets.

Players with 700+ career goals
Player Nationality Major clubs Goals Years scored between
Josef Bican Czech-Austrian Rapid Vienna, Slavia Prague 805 1931-1955
Romario Brazilian Vasco da Gama, PSV, Barcelona, 772 1985-2007
Pele Brazilian Santos, New York Cosmos 767 1957-1977
Ferenc Puskas Hungarian Budapest Honved, Real Madrid 746 1943-1966
Gerd Muller German Bayern Munich 735 1962-1981
Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Sporting CP, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus 726 2002-present
Lionel Messi Argentine Barcelona 700 2005-present

Guy on the record, having attained 700 career goals with a hit for Portugal at a Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine in October This past Year. He’s added a further 26 goals to his tally ever since that time.

How has he scored his 700 goals?

The majority of his goals have come from his left foot – 582 of them – with 92 coming courtesy of his right.

Not the biggest of players, nor one who has operated in a side reliant on crosses into the box, only 24 of his 700 goals have come from a header.

Clinical from a dead ball, Messi has also scored 52 direct free-kicks and 90 penalties.

Most come from efforts inside the box (580), with 120 from outside the penalty area.

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