Another year, another milestone as Messi joins the 700-goal club

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Lionel Messi teken die 700ste doel van sy merkwaardige loopbaan aan. Foto: Getty Images
Lionel Messi teken die 700ste doel van sy merkwaardige loopbaan aan. Foto: Getty Images

Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal with a cheeky Panenka penalty in Barcelona’s La Liga draw with Atlético Madrid on Tuesday.

The Spanish giants’ all-time top scorer hit the landmark goal for club and country by gently chipping the ball into the net as goalkeeper Jan Oblak dived the wrong way.

The goal had put Barcelona 2-1 up but Atlético hit back to draw 2-2.

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