Chicago Sun-Times

Messi reaches 700-goal mile­stone

- Sports · College Sports · Soccer · La Liga (Spain) · Lionel Messi · FC Barcelona · Barcelona · Atlético de Madrid · Madrid · Spain · Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona for­ward Lionel Messi scored his 700th ca­reer goal, scor­ing from the penalty spot in his team’s 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid in Barcelona, Spain.

Messi reached the mile­stone in 862 games, which is 111 fewer games than ri­val Cris­tiano Ron­aldo needed at the end of 2019. How­ever, the 35-year-old Ron­aldo still is the lead­ing ac­tive goal scorer with 728 goals.

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