Messi scores 700th aim as Atletico Madrid maintain Barcelona

Messi scores 700th aim as Atletico Madrid maintain Barcelona


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Lionel Messi scored the 700th aim of his profession with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona’s La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Spanish giants’ all-time high scorer hit the landmark aim for membership and nation by gently chipping the ball into the online as Jan Oblak dived the improper approach.

The aim had put Barcelona 2-1 up however Atletico hit again to attract 2-2.

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Barca stay second, one level behind Actual Madrid, who’ve a sport in hand.

Messi’s penalty was additionally his 630th aim in his 724th look for the membership.

The Argentina star performed a component within the opener for Barcelona when his whipped nook hit Diego Costa and deflected into the again of the online.

Former Chelsea striker Costa rapidly had the prospect to make amends when Atletico had been awarded a penalty after Yannick Carrasco was fouled contained in the field.

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Costa stepped as much as take the spot kick solely to see it saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, however it needed to be retaken as a result of the Barcelona goalkeeper had come off his line early. Saul Niguez took the second penalty and despatched Ter Stegen the improper approach.

Messi restored Barcelona’s lead and reached his profession milestone together with his cheeky Panenka – named after Antonin Panenka’s well-known penalty for Czechoslovakia within the remaining of the 1976 European Championship – however Niguez equalised once more with one other penalty as Barca dropped factors which may price them expensive within the title race.

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Messi scores 700th aim as Atletico Madrid maintain Barcelona

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