Lionel Messi after Ronaldo reaches 700 career goals

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Catalan Barcelona captain Lionel Messi scored a goal in the match of the 33rd round of the Spanish Championship against “Atletico” (2:2). For the Argentinian, this scored goal became the 700th of his career.

The striker scored a penalty in the 50th minute of the game and put his team ahead.

As part of the “Barcelona” Lionel spent 630 goals, he scored 70 others for the national team of Argentina. Messi scored 582 goals with his left foot, 92 with his right foot, he sent 24 goals into the net with his head and one more with his chest and also by his hand.

Of the current players, only Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo have scored 700 or more goals in their careers. The Argentine took 862 games to reach this level, and his eternal rival – 974 games.

Ronaldo (728 goals) takes sixth place among all-time scorers, Messi – seventh. Before Gerd Muller (735), Ferenc Puskas (746), Pelé (767), Romario (772), and Josef Bitsan (805 goals).

Note that Messi has managed to pass 315 assists in 862 games, and Ronaldo has collected 258 in 1005, which allows the Argentine to exceed the score of goals and assists for the best players since 2000, here are the first five of the list according to GiveMeSport:
1. Lionel Messi 1015 (700 + 315, 862 correspondences)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo 986 (728 + 258, 1005)
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 717 (521 + 196, 860)
4. Luis Suarez 714 (459 + 255, 714)
5. Robert Lewandowski 600 (466 + 134, 698)