Lionel Messi Scores His 800th Goal With a Stunning Free Kick Against Panama
The Celebration of Argentina's World Cup Victory
Argentina's World Cup-winning star, Lionel Messi, dominated the game against Panama, scoring the 800th goal of his professional career with a perfectly executed free kick. Messi's free kick hit the goal post and bounced back to Thiago Almada, who scored the first goal of the match. Ten minutes later, Messi took his turn and scored his 800th career goal.
The Second-Ever Player to Reach 800 Goals
Messi has become the second-ever player to reach 800 goals, following Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds the all-time record for career goals. Messi is also one goal away from the 100-goal mark for the national squad.
At the club level, Messi has scored 701 goals, including 493 in domestic league play. With just two more goal contributions, Messi will become the first player to ever reach 1,000 goal contributions. He has also made a record 173 senior appearances for Argentina in his career. In 2022, he won his first-ever FIFA World Cup and Argentina’s first since 1986.
Celebrating the Victory
After the match, the celebrations got into full swing as Messi took center stage to receive awards and accolades. In a visibly emotional speech, Messi thanked his fans for their support and promised to continue doing everything possible to win. "Let's enjoy this because we went a long time without winning it, and we don't know when we'll win it again," he said.
A Stunning Achievement by a Football Legend
Lionel Messi's stunning achievement of scoring 800 professional career goals is a testament to his unparalleled skill and determination. As he continues to break records and set new milestones, football fans worldwide are in awe of his incredible talent and legacy.
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