The draw against Atletico Madrid was indeed disappointing for Barcelona, but for Messi personally the match meant special. Because, he managed to score a goal which is the 700th goal in his career as a professional soccer player.
Barcelona failed to pick the full points when entertaining Atletico Madrid in the 33rd Jornada of La Liga in the early hours of the morning WIB (01/07). The match which took place at the Estadio Camp Nou ended with a 2-2 draw.
Lionel Messi also scored one goal in the match, and one goal that makes the name Messi is now coupled with the names of some of the great football legends. Because the goal was the 700th goal scored by La Pulga since its debut as a professional player.
Of the total 700 goals, 630 of them were created by Messi while defending Barcelona. That is, 70 other goals scored by Messi on the International stage with the Argentine National Team.
Messi needs 724 matches with Barcelona to score 630 goals in all competitions. A goal scored by Messi through a penalty-style penalty against Jan Oblak put his name on the elite list of top scorers in the world.
With 700 goals, Messi has only lost to Josef Bican (805 goals), Romario (772), Pele (767), Ferenc Puskas (746), Gerd Muller (735), and his personal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo (728 goals).
For the record, the number of goals is based on official statistics, and if based on non-official statistics, then Pele and Bican have scored more than 1000 goals. Apart from that, of course Messi remains extraordinary, because he also won many titles.
In total, the 33-year-old needs 862 appearances for Barcelona and Argentina to score 700 goals. While Cristiano Ronaldo needs 973 to score the same amount.
That is, in terms of speed, Messi is superior to the Portuguese mega star. But nevertheless, both have a great chance to break the Bican record as top scorer in history.
Messi is still actively playing for Barcelona, he is still productive despite being 33 years old. While 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is also still actively defending Juventus.