Lionel Messi is one away from 600th career goal after netting in Barcelona’s midweek draw at Las Palmas
Lionel Messi is on the verge of another goalscoring landmark in his astonishing career.
After netting a stunning free-kick in Barcelona’s draw with Las Palmas on Thursday the Argentine star moved to 599 career goals.
Having scored 538 for Barca and 61 for his country he needs just one more to reach 600.
Lionel Messi is on the verge of another goalscoring landmark in his astonishing career
The Spanish league leaders host Atletico Madrid in a bumper clash at the top of La Liga, with the visitors knowing a win will close the gap to just two points.
And Messi has history on his side if he is to reach the total at the Nou Camp on Sunday.
The 30-year-old has found the back of the net 27 times in 34 games against Diego Simeone’s side.
Messi’s astonishing record will see him join Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo in netting 600 career goals at both club and international level.
If he scores in Barcelona’s Atletico Madrid clash on Sunday it will be the 600th of his career