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Lionel Messi Scores 600th Career Goal

Lionel Messi has reached another huge landmark following a sublime goal against Atletico Madrid.

The Argentine maestro scored a superb free-kick in Barcelona’s top-of-the-table clash with Diego Simeone’s side to break the deadlock, and in doing so, clocked his 600th career goal.

539 of those strikes have come for Barcelona, with a further 61 coming for Argentina in 747 total games. His free-kick at the Nou Camp was his 32nd in all competitions in 2017/18.

During his spectacular goalscoring career, the Argentinian forward seems to love playing Sevilla the most, who he has scored 29 goals past.

Diego Simeone’s side aren’t far behind with Sunday’s free kick being the 28th time Atletico have conceded against the 30-year-old.

The prolific forward has scored 38 hat tricks in total and his scoring record in single game was five goals against Bayer Leverkusen on March 7, 2012.

Messi is already the greatest one-club goalscorer of all time, Barcelona and Argentina’s all-time record scorer, La Liga’s all-time record scorer and also has a knack for laying on chances in abundance too.

More than just a goalscorer, Messi also lays on strikes for others at a record-breaking levels.

His assist to Luis Suarez against Girona was his 148th, breaking the record for the most in La Liga history, overtaking the 147 assists Real Madrid’s Michel registered.

Despite breaking records seemingly every month, Messi still has a few more achievements left to tick off the list before he owns them all.

The records Messi currently doesn’t own, but could one day make his, include overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo to become the Champions League’s all-time goalscorer, leap-frogging Ryan Giggs to become the man with the most trophies in football and beating Xavi’s record of 767 games to become the most-capped Barcelona player in history.

He was also the first La Liga player to reach 500 goals for the same club in all competitions while he became the first player to reach 300 goals in La Liga history back in February 2016.