Lionel Messi Scored The 700th Goal Of His Career With A Panenka Penalty In Barcelona’s La Liga Draw With Atletico Madrid On Tuesday

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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.

Gerd Muller, Ferenc Puskas, Pepe, Romario, Josef Bican
Gerd Muller, Ferenc Puskas, Pele, Romario, Josef Bican – the top five goalscorers in history

Messi’s great modern goalscoring rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, is the sixth man on the list, having reached 700 career goals with a strike for Portugal in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine in October last year. He has added a further 26 goals to his tally since then.

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

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

 

How has he scored his 700 goals?

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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.

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

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Possession
Home73%
Away27%
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Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
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Lionel Messi Scored The 700th Goal Of His Career With A Panenka Penalty In Barcelona’s La Liga Draw With Atletico Madrid On Tuesday

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