Lionel Messi goal record for the Spanish giants continues as he becomes the first Barcelona player to reach 650 goal mark.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi made history in his side’s 2-1 home win against Athletic Club on Sunday night.
Ronald Koeman’s side beat a relentless Athletic Club thanks to goals from Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Jordi Alba scored an own goal against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Messi’s goal against Athletic Club means the Argentine captain becomes the first player in the club’s history to score 650 goals for Barcelona in all competitions (456 in LaLiga), 49 of which were direct free-kick goals (38 in the league) per Opta Joe.
650 – Lionel Messi 🇦🇷 has scored his 650th goal for @FCBarcelona in all competitions (456 in @LaLigaEN), 49 of them have been direct free-kick goals (38 in league). Celestial. pic.twitter.com/1lJTNCQJSp
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 31, 2021
The Victory over Athletic Club means Barcelona are second on the La Liga table overtaking fierce rivals Real Madrid with 40 points from 20 games.
Messi will now hope to lead Barca to victory when they face Granada in their next La Liga game on Wednesday.