Messi Reach Milestone As Barcelona Slip Up Again In Title race


Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal for both club and country but it was  not enough as Barcelona were forced to a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp in Tuesday’s LaLiga game.

Messi has now joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only two active footballers who have scored 700 senior career goals for club and country.

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Tuesday’s result means it is now back-to-back draws for Barcelona, following their 2-2 against Celta Vigo on Saturday which put them one point behind Real Madrid.

Barcelona on 70 points could go four points behind Madrid if the Los Merenguez beat Getafe on Friday.

Barcelona took the lead on 12 minutes following an own goal by Diego Costa as 
his attempt to intercept a corner by Messi deflected off his thigh and into his own net. 

In the 19th minute Atletico Madrid equalised through Saul Niguez from the penalty…

Source: Complete Sports