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Lionel Messi becomes latest player to score 700 goals or more

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hit a major milestone in his football career after becoming the latest player to score 700 goals or more.

Messi scored one of Barcelona’s goals against Atletico Madrid in their 2-2 draw in Tuesday’s Spanish League clash at the Camp Nou.

Though the result didn’t go the way of the Catalans, it was however a memorable evening for the 33-year-old who had a hand in both goals for the home team.

The feat ensured he became the seventh player on the planet to have scored 700 or more goals with his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo occupying the sixth position on the list.

According to ESPNFC, the Argentine forward achieved his feat in 862 appearances for club and country – 111 games lesser than the Portuguese when he recorded the same figure last year.

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However, the 35-year-old still ranks top on the list of top five active players with the highest number of goals across competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus): 728 goals (1,005 games)

Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona): 700 (862)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, AC Milan): 540 (907)

Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona): 472 (637)

Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich): 466 (697)

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