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Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by ogbiwa: 6:43am On Jul 01
Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Spanish giants' all-time top scorer hit the landmark goal for club and country by gently chipping the ball into the net as Jan Oblak dived the wrong way.

The goal had put Barcelona 2-1 up but Atletico hit back to draw 2-2.

Barca remain second, one point behind Real Madrid, who have a game in hand.

Messi's penalty was also his 630th goal in his 724th appearance for the club.

The Argentina star played a part in the opener for Barcelona when his whipped corner hit Diego Costa and deflected into the back of the net.

Former Chelsea striker Costa quickly had the chance to make amends when Atletico were awarded a penalty after Yannick Carrasco was fouled inside the box.

Costa stepped up to take the spot kick only to see it saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but it had to be retaken because the Barcelona goalkeeper had come off his line early. Saul Niguez took the second penalty and sent Ter Stegen the wrong way.

Messi restored Barcelona's lead and reached his career milestone with his cheeky Panenka - named after Antonin Panenka's famous penalty for Czechoslovakia in the final of the 1976 European Championship - but Niguez equalised again with another penalty as Barca dropped points which could cost them dear in the title race.

Messi joins 700 club

Another year, another milestone for Messi.

His 700th career goal - coming just over 14 months after netting for the 600th time for Barcelona - means he joins a select group.

According to data from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Messi is now one of seven players to have reached the 700-goal mark in their career.

Czech-Austrian Josef Bican leads the way with 805 career goals, followed by Brazil legend Romario, who bagged 772, with his compatriot Pele third on 767.

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

Players with 700+ career goals

Josef Bican
Czech-Austrian
Rapid Vienna, Slavia Prague
805 goals
1931-1955

Romario
Brazilian
Vasco da Gama, PSV, Barcelona, 772 goals
1985-2007

Pele
Brazilian
Santos, New York Cosmos
767 goals
1957-1977

Ferenc Puskas
Hungarian
Budapest Honved, Real Madrid
746 goals
1943-1966

Gerd Muller
German
Bayern Munich
735 goals
1962-1981

Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese
Sporting CP, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus
726 goals
2002-present

Lionel Messi
Argentine
Barcelona
700 goals
2005-present

A model of consistency, Messi has scored more than 40 goals for club and country in each of the past 11 calendar years and more than 50 in nine of the past 10. So far in 2020, after a three-month disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he has 11 to his name.

Of the 40 La Liga opponents Messi has faced during his career, he has only failed to score against three of them - Xerez, Real Murcia and Cadiz.

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.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53226468

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by cjudy(m): 7:05am On Jul 01
tongue

Oga which style? If na Ronaldo score Penalty, you all will not allow us hear word, calling him Penaldo, so wetin we go call Messi now? Pessi or Messido?

Abeg oga seun, make I send account for my FTC bonus

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Dididrumz(m): 7:06am On Jul 01
Nice achievement.
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Nobody: 7:06am On Jul 01
Deluded Barcelona fans...Them say na "Paneka penalty".


Cristiano Ronaldo still the GOAT

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by tillaman(m): 7:06am On Jul 01
Messi is just a genius, he is a living legend!
What’s not to like about Messi?? Absolutely nothing, he’s got it all

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by olaric(m): 7:06am On Jul 01
Congratulations Messi; your fans are trying to mask Barca's mess with this significant milestone of yours.

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Jakemedg(m): 7:06am On Jul 01
Most goals against Real Madrid (26) ,Most goals against Atletico Madrid (31) + 3 hat-tricks, Most goals against Sevilla (37) . 26 goals against Top 6 epl teams . 6 ballon dors, 6 fifa best and the best play maker .

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by TheRealProphet(m): 7:07am On Jul 01
The real GOAT is doing wonders at Juventus.

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Otisker(m): 7:07am On Jul 01
He reached this milestone in much fewer games than Ronaldo. He has more assists than Ronaldo too. Tell me the reason why you ever think Ronaldo is better. Messi the undisputed G.O.A.T!

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by freshkpomo(m): 7:07am On Jul 01
Miss Messi of old.

The speed and his quick feet.. Getting old is not fun at all..

For ever young comes to mind, going to listen to that song now..


Together we can make Nigeria better

Say no to old leaders.


God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Collinsemegreat(m): 7:07am On Jul 01
cheesy grin
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Nobody: 7:07am On Jul 01
Mikel is the first person to score 700 goals in history.

By the way, if it's not Messi, it can't be Messi.

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by mrjangaweed: 7:07am On Jul 01
still on sill
Ronaldo remains the one and only GOAT

argue with your blocus

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Onyi22(f): 7:07am On Jul 01
Wow
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Jakemedg(m): 7:08am On Jul 01
The only GOAT i know

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by CoIdplay: 7:08am On Jul 01
GOAT

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by nob0dy: 7:08am On Jul 01
Gfg
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by janedonez(m): 7:08am On Jul 01
'Finally scored ' has he been struggling to score and someone stood stand by stopping him?

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by drlaykay(m): 7:08am On Jul 01
Only 24 goals from a header
One of the 24 is the great header against Manchester united at the champions league final
grin

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Julibet(m): 7:08am On Jul 01
Cr7 still the main GOAT. The indabosky. kiss

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by othermen: 7:08am On Jul 01
The article had to make it so obvious, the writer's disdain for ronaldo. Without mentioning his name, screams that Ronaldo is not top 5. Totally unnecessary. You can acknowledge both very remarkable players.

Congratulations however to the fantastic Messi. With God's help and a hardwork like that of Ronaldo, he might just lead the pack. He does already, when considering assist too.

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by dayveed1(m): 7:08am On Jul 01
I Respect CR7 but I love Messi.
It's a privilege to be alive in their Time.

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by oluwaahmed: 7:08am On Jul 01
GOAT

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Virus99: 7:08am On Jul 01
In style ? Really grin

What is "in style" about scoring a penalty in a match you were even lucky to get a draw ?

I laugh in holy spirit grin grin grin

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by naijacartoon: 7:09am On Jul 01
700 is a profile figure
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by phransix2: 7:09am On Jul 01
Arguably the Best Footballer Ever

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Dangrace01: 7:09am On Jul 01
K
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by Whobedatte(m): 7:09am On Jul 01
You forgot to tell is the number of games it took him to achieve that!
Messi goal ratio is impeccable
G.O.A.T

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Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by IMO01: 7:10am On Jul 01
Ok
Re: Messi Finally Scores His 700th Career Goal In Style As Barca Draw With Atletico by GOFRONT(m): 7:10am On Jul 01
I fear who no fear Messi..

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