Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his club career on Sunday when he found the net during Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 clash against Marseille as Kylian Mbappe’s goal equals Edinson Cavani All-time record.
Just four minutes after he set up Kylian Mbappe for the opening goal of the game, the Argentina international doubled PSG’s lead with a goal of his own, tapping home a low pass from the Frenchman at the back post.
The World Cup winner has now scored 28 times for PSG to add to his 672 for Barcelona, taking his tally up to 700. That puts him alongside Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the milestone, with the Portuguese star having surpassed it earlier this season during his second spell at Manchester United.
Messi and Ronaldo are the only two men to reach the 700 goal mark at club level in the European game. Ronaldo left United in November with 701 to his name before joining Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, which means Messi now just needs two more goals to hold the outright record.
While France forward Mbappé, who was on the losing side against Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, became PSG’s joint record scorer with 200 goals – level with Edinson Cavani..…CONTINUE READING