Lionel Messi nets milestone in top-of-table win vs. Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday. The legendary Argentine footballer scored his 600th career goal against Atletico Madrid
The milestone came up in the 26th minute when Messi scored the only goal of the match when Barcelona was awarded a free kick outside their visitors’ box. The shot by Messi had too much pace in it that it became impossible for Jan Oblak to keep out.
His goal came as a victory for the team as FC Barcelona crushed Atletico Madrid by 1-0.
— Estro Sihaloho (@estro_sihaloho) March 4, 2018
With this, Messi yet again created another milestone scoring a total of 539 goals for FC Barcelona and 61 for Argentina in his 747 appearances.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 5, 2018
This was his 3rd goal from a direct free kick in all the matches of his career which created a new milestone for the Barcelona star.
Since his debut for Barcelona in the 2004-05 season, Messi has scored almost 40 goals in all competitions for his club.
Meanwhile, Messi stands at the top with his 24 goals in this particular season of La Liga while his team-mate Luis Suarez comes second with 20 goals. His rival Cristiano Ronaldo has 16 goals which make him third along with Celta attacker Iago Aspas.
With this Barca has moved one step forward to reclaim the Spanish title. While after this round there are only 11 games left for Barca and apart from that, the team has lost only once in last 42 games since the beginning of the league.
Further, check out the reactions on Twitter after his 600th goal:
What humans see vs. what Messi sees. pic.twitter.com/syLYAgJLww
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 4, 2018
Messi scored his 600th goal to beat Atletico and surely clinch La Liga for @FCBarcelona. If he were just a goal scorer it would be astonishing, but the fact he’s also the best dribbler I’ve ever seen and as good a passer as I’ve ever seen makes him the best I’ve ever seen. ?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2018
Lionel Messi's career so far:
?️ 745 Games
⚽️ 600 Goals
? 290 Assists
? 30 Trophies
? 44 Hat-tricks
? 5 Ballon d'Ors
? 4 Golden Boots
— bet365 (@bet365) March 5, 2018
It's quiz time!
How well do you know Leo Messi? ? pic.twitter.com/NolJhAXepj
— Goal (@goal) March 5, 2018
After 600, The countdown for his another milestone of 700 goals has begun. Well! numbers are just game for the Argentine attacker.