Lionel Messi Steps Foot In Prestigious 700 Goals Club: Barcelona Stars Joins His Competitor Cristiano Ronaldo With 112 Matches Less Than CR7.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to massive global superstars in the current world. Both are highly skilled players with proven credentials, both have the capability to turn the match on it head alone. The talismanic Argentinian forward achieved this feat on Tuesday in the match against Atletico Madrid. The match ended in a tame draw with both teams remaining locked at 2-2. Lionel Messi achived this feat in 862 appearances which is 112 less then Cristiano Ronaldo who took 974 appearances for the same feat.
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Lionel Messi Steps Foot In Prestigious 700 Goals Club
It is impossible to talk about football without having discussion about Lionel Messi and Critiano Rolando. Both these players are a global phenomena and they are the only active players to have scored 700 goals. There much debate between fans and experts about who is better than who. However, there is one similarity between these players that they both scored the 700th goal through penalty. CR7 has scored 728 goals so far while Messi has scored 700 goals.
CR7 did it last year in 2019 during Euro2020 qualifiers against Ukraine. Messi did it on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid where he scored on a penalty and took his team to a lead of 2-1. However, Barcelona could not maintain the lead and the match ended in a draw. CR7 is currently in the 6th spot of the prestigious club he is about to catch the German Gerd Muller.
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Lionel Messi’s Journey To 700 Club:
Messi made his debut in 2004 in the age of 17 years. He has scored 630 goals for his club Barcelona and 70 goals for his country Argentina. When it comes to numbers 2011-2012 season was the best for Messi as he banged in 82 goals in the season. His has consistently scored 50 or more goals for 5 season on the trot. In recent times his number dropped because of the suspension of many events due Covid 19 and some injuries to begin with.
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There no opponent which was not trouble by Leo Messi, however, his favorite opponent is Sevilla he has scored 37 goals against them. The year 2012 was special for Lionel Messi even his high score of five goals haul came in the same year. He scored 5 goals against Bayer Leverkusen in March 2012. In his illustrious career he has registered 54 hat tricks and still counting.