Lionel Messi scores 700th club-goal of his career


PSG visited Marseille for a third and final time this season, got away with the 0-3 victory on the road at the Stade Velodrome, and saw both Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi hit the record books once more for different reasons.

In the case of the Argentina international and World champion, Messi scored one more goal and thus reached the symbolic mark of 700 club goals between his time at Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe had been chasing Edinson Cavani's record (200 goals at PSG) since the start of the season and he reached that milestone after bagging two at the Velodrome on Sunday.

Aged 35, and already with all possible trophies in his big bag, Messi has nothing left to prove but keeps (somehow) adding new records to his never-ending resume. The seven-time Golden Ball winner (top goalscorer in Europe), was named the winner of the latest FIFA The Best Award on Monday, has won everything in his career and no one can now dispute his place among the greatest in the history of his sport, no matter the generation we talk about.

Messi hit the ball into the back of the net to score the 700th goal of his incredible club career, his 28th at PSG last Sunday after having scored 672 at Barcelona. Messi is now far ahead of all the other active players in the five major European leagues, only (slightly) behind Cristiano Ronaldo on an overall tally.

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The Portugal international needed 943 matches to reach 700th goals himself last October, while Messi only needed 840 matches to do the same. Ronaldo completed his move to Al-Nassr a few weeks ago, signing a very large deal with the Saudi Arabia team bringing his career at the elite level to an end opting instead for playing in a lesser competition.