Another week, another landmark for Lionel Messi as the Argentina superstar scored his 800th career goal in Thursday’s friendly against Panama.
It’s been an almighty journey for the all-time great, who has basically won everything on offer and claimed a record haul of seven Ballons d’Or along the way.
The player regarded by many as the greatest ever, Messi reached his latest milestone with a picture-perfect free kick in the 89th minute against Panama, curling one into the top corner after crashing two prior free kicks into the crossbar.
Although Messi hits new landmarks so frequently, at the age of 35 he is approaching a point where such achievements will become a little rarer.
With that in mind, it’s worth celebrating Messi and his feats while we still can – therefore, Stats Perform has delved into the Opta data behind his latest accomplishment.
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