Lionel Messi goal is touching at the top level and he becomes the second person to touch 800 goals in world football history.
Lionel Messi scored in Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Panama on Thursday, becoming the second player ever to achieve 800 goals. The only other player to achieve 800 goals is Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds the record (830 goals).
Messi’s goal came from a direct free kick that found the top right corner of Panama’s net.
No player in Argentina’s history has ever scored 100 goals, which is Messi’s next goal for his country. He now has 99 goals, which is still the most in Argentina’s lengthy history after netting on Thursday. Since 2016, when he scored from a free kick in the Copa América Centenario match against the United States, Messi has been Argentina’s all-time top scorer.
Messi has tallied 701 goals for his club, including 493 in domestic league action. Messi will achieve 1,000 goal contributions for the first time with two additional goals (or assists) at the club level.
Messi has 692 goals overall in his career, including 108 goals from the penalty spot. The second-longest run of all time, he has scored in 19 straight seasons. The current mark is held by Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored in 22 straight seasons.
Messi has made a record 173 senior appearances for Argentina in his career. In 2022, he won his first-ever FIFA World Cup and Argentina’s first since 1986.
Argentina will play its next match on Tuesday against Curaçao.
Despite not being recognized as an out-and-out striker, Lionel Messi has managed to score goals with ridiculous frequency throughout his career and that has continued during his time at PSG.
The Argentine has reached milestones throughout his career and continues to chase more history in front of the goal.
800 goals for Lionel Messi:
After converting a free kick against Panama on March 23, Messi achieved his next significant milestone: 800 goals for club and country overall.
Messi’s 100th goal for Argentina, who presently has 99, will be his next significant accomplishment after scoring his 800th goal.