Watch Messi rating 700th aim with panenka vs Atletico Madrid as Barcelona star joins Cristiano Ronaldo in unique membership
LIONEL MESSI reached one other epic milestone as he bagged the 700th aim of his astonishing profession towards Atletico Madrid.
However the Argentinian’s Paneka penalty was not sufficient to safe the factors as Barcelona did not overtake Actual Madrid in prime spot.
Their bitter rivals can now go 4 factors clear in LaLiga in the event that they win their recreation in hand following the 2-2 draw on the Nou Camp.
Regardless of their title hopes struggling a setback, it can nonetheless be the 33-year-old who captures the headlines after he joined rival Cristiano Ronaldo within the 700 membership.
The legend, who’s comfortably the membership’s all-time prime scorer, took his tally for the Catalan giants to 630 from 724 video games together with his effort from the spot moments after half time.
That determine, added to his 70 objectives in 138 caps for his nation, made him simply the seventh participant in historical past to succeed in the 700 mark.
That put Barcelona 2-1 up after a topsy-turvy conflict that noticed three penalties awarded.
Diego Costa’s personal aim after 11 minutes broke the impasse and handed the host the lead as he deflected a nook into his personal internet.
Costa then had a penalty saved just for VAR to identify Marc-Andre ter Stegen had strayed off his line.
Saul Niguez rapidly stepped up instead of the ex-Chelsea man to stage the scores from the spot for the guests and it remained all-square till the break.
However simply 5 minutes after the restart it was Messi, who was sporting a brand new haircut alongside team-mate Luis Suarez, who struck to revive his workforce’s benefit.
Felipe was the person who had been punished for sending Nelson Semedo to floor.
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Nevertheless, any hopes they’d of holding on to the lead and overtaking Actual Madrid had been dashed simply after the hour mark.
Saul Niguez saved his cool as soon as once more from the spot to make it two-all after Semedo caught Yannick Carrasco within the field.
And that supplied an enormous enhance to Actual, who can open up a four-point benefit on the summit by beating Getafe on Thursday.