Lionel Messi hits 700! PSG star joins Cristiano Ronaldo in exclusive goals club after strike vs Marseille
- Messi scored against Marseille
- Has now hit 700 goals in club career
- Joined Ronaldo in passing milestone
WHAT HAPPENED? Just four minutes after he set up Kylian Mbappe for the opening goal of the game, the Argentina international doubled PSG's lead with a goal of his own, tapping home a low pass from the Frenchman at the back post.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The World Cup winner has now scored 28 times for PSG to add to his 672 for Barcelona, taking his tally up to 700. That puts him alongside Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the milestone, with the Portuguese star having surpassed it earlier this season during his second spell at Manchester United.
WATCH MESSI'S GOAL:
That's goal number 7️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ in Lionel Messi's club career 🔥— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 26, 2023
Brilliantly worked ✨ pic.twitter.com/bDcIrEvJeJ
THESE TWO! 🇦🇷🤝🇫🇷 This time Mbappe assisted Messi!!! 🔥— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 26, 2023
🍿 Catch 🔵⚪ Marseille vs. PSG 🔴🔵 live now on beIN SPORTS!#Ligue1 🇫🇷 #OMPSG
DID YOU KNOW? Messi and Ronaldo are the only two men to reach the 700 goal mark at club level in the European game. Ronaldo left United in November with 701 to his name before joining Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, which means Messi now just needs two more goals to hold the outright record.
WHAT NEXT? After the clash against Marseille, the French champions will meet Nantes in Ligue 1 on March 4.