- Barcelona played their 33rd match draw with Atlético Madrid in Spanish football tournament La Liga
- Lionel Messi is the 7th player to score 700 goals, highest of 805 goals to Joseph Beacon
Jul 01, 2020, 01:32 PM IST
Argentina's Leonal Messi completed the 700th goal of his career against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, but he could not win his team Barcelona. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid drew 2–2 on Tuesday in the Spanish football tournament La Liga.
With this, Barcelona are ranked second by 1 point behind Real Madrid (71) in the title contention. In the league, the team now has to play 5 more matches, while Riyal has 6 matches left. In such a situation, Barcelona's problems seem to be increasing.
Messi completed 700 goals in 862nd match
In the match, Atletico player Diego Costa scored a suicide goal (in his own post) in the 11th minute. This opened Barcelona's account. At the same time, Saul Niguez scored 2 goals in the 19th and 62nd minutes for Atletico. Meanwhile, Messi joined the club of players scoring the 700th goal in the 50th minute from a penalty.
Messi achieved this feat in the 862nd match. He has scored 630 goals in the 724th match for his club Barcelona. In a 16-year career, Messi has scored these goals with a strike rate of 0.87. He has scored 70 goals so far for his country Argentina.
Barcelona at number two in point table
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Joseph Beacon has the most goals for 805 goals
Messi is ranked 7th out of 700 goalscorers. The highest score of 805 goals has been scored by Joseph Beacon of Australia. The list includes Romaria (772), Pele (767), Ferenc Puskas (746), Gerd Muller (735) and Cristiano Ronaldo (728).
Played fewer matches than Ronaldo to join 700 club
Messi has played 111 matches less than Ronaldo (973 matches) to join the 700 goals club. Ronaldo scored the 700th goal with a penalty kick against Ukraine in the Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers.
Messi has been scoring more than 40 consecutive goals for 11 years
Messi has been scoring more than 40 goals every year for 11 consecutive years. During this time he has scored more than 50 goals 9 times. Messi scored the most in 2012 with 91 goals, including 79 for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina. He has also assisted 294 for his career and club. In this case, he is the first player in the world to contribute 1000 goals.
Can also break 805 goals record in 2022
Messi scored his 300th goal in 2012 against Reo Velecano. He joined the 400 goals club against Grenada in 2014. He then scored the 500th goal against Valencia in 2016 and the 600th against Atletico Madrid in 2018. If Messi continues this performance, he will also break Bicon's record of 805 goals in 2022. Although he may get a challenge from Ronaldo.