Messi Makes His 600th Career Goal In Match Versus Atletico

Messi Makes His 600th Career Goal In Match Versus Atletico

Argentine Lionel Messi has just made his 600th goal in his professional career for his country and the club. The famed football player scored for FC Barcelona against Atletico Madrid during the opening match for La Liga.

While the victory was won through the narrowest of margins, it was fully deserved as the Barca team managed to create several chances, adding to Messi’s free-kick at 26 minutes. The goal helped break the deadlock, and put the team 1-0 against the stubborn defences of Atletico.

The end score however was Barca 1-0 Atletico, as the excellent shot by Sergio Busquets from a corner was saved successfully by Jan Oblak.

At the moment, Messi is the leading scorer in La Liga for this season with 24 goals. He is also the all-time top marksman within Spain’s top flight. In addition, his scores make him the top scorer in the history of Argentina and Barcelona.

At 30 years of age, Messi has made 61 goals for Argentina and a total of 539 goals for Barca in all competitions.

Despite the victory, Messi was not impressed by the performance of his team-mates during the match, reports Don Balon, a Spanish publication. During the match, Andres Iniesta exited the game due to injury, and Andre Gomes was introduced at 36 minutes. Based on reports, Messi was not so happy with the decision and felt that it was the wrong move to bring Gomes in at such a critical game.

Apparently, Messi felt that Ousmane Dembele – despite struggling with his injuries – could have performed better than Gomes. He has called out Valverde regarding the decision and has expressed that Dembele should be starting in the team in future matches.

Quick Messi stats:

• Messi has scored more goals versus Sevilla at 29 goals than any other side.• Of his 600 goals, 148 has been scored between 76 and 90 minutes.• Dani Alves has assisted Messi the most at 42 goals.

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