Lionel Messi Scores 700th Profession Objective With Cheeky Penalty [WATCH]

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Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th objective

Lionel Messi hit one other extraordinary landmark in his unbelievable profession on Tuesday by netting his 700th profession objective towards Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

The Barcelona captain scored a cheeky penalty on 50 minutes after Nelson Semedo was adjudged to have been fouled within the penalty space:

Messi has now scored 630 targets for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina:

The strike can also be his 22nd of the season in La Liga and his 27th in all competitions for the Catalan giants in 2019-20. He’s the main scorer in Spain’s high flight this season forward of Actual Madrid’s Karim Benzema who has 17 targets.

Drama on the Camp Nou

The objective put Barcelona 2-1 up within the recreation on the Camp Nou. The Catalan giants went forward early on when Diego Costa put a Messi nook previous his personal goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

The night acquired even worse for Costa when he additionally missed a penalty within the first half. The striker’s effort was saved by Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, however the kick was taken once more as a result of the German was deemed to have been off his line.

This time Saul Niguez stepped up and calmly despatched Ter Stegen the incorrect option to make it 1-1 on 20 minutes.

Either side had extra possibilities to attain however Barcelona needed to wait till the second half to take the lead. Semedo went down after a problem from Felipe to win the essential penalty and Messi made no mistake.

There was extra drama 12 minutes later when the referee pointed to the spot but once more, this time in Atletico’s favor. Once more Semedo was concerned, bringing down Yannick Carrisco for yet one more spot-kick.

Up stepped Saul once more to squeeze his second penalty of the match simply previous Ter Stegen and into the far nook to safe a  2-2 draw for the guests.

One other Draw for Barcelona

The end result means extra dropped factors for Barcelona of their bid to retain their title. They’re now a degree behind leaders Actual Madrid having performed a recreation greater than their fierce rivals.

Midfielder Sergio Busquets mentioned after the sport it will be “tough” for his group to be topped champions now however insisted they’d proceed to battle of their last 5 video games.

In the meantime, Actual Madrid can prolong their result in 4 factors on Thursday once they host Getafe.

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