Lionel Messi can soon break Pele’s legendary club achievement.
It has been a topsy turvy year for Lionel Messi, to say the least, from transfer drama to new positions. The Argentine had to face a lot of criticism due to his form under Ronald Koeman however, a new revelation reveals that Messi is in fact just 3 goals away from breaking Pele’s insane world record of most goals scored for a single club. It has been an overall low year for the Barcelona legend but should he be able to overtake Pele’s record, he will at least have a good highlight for the year 2020.
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Messi has been the talk of global football ever since he announced that he would be leaving Barcelona. Fans and critics were shocked and it was a media wildfire. However, once it was revealed that he would not be leaving, after all, the media was all over his relationship with the new manager, Ronald Koeman. The 33-year-old was wrongly criticized for not putting in the effort on the pitch as well as not performing up to the mark. Critics were unhappy with his on the field contributions and dismissed most of his goals by saying that they were mostly scored from the penalty spot. Messi has scored 6 goals so far and what people did not realize was that he was closing in on Pele’s record for club goals.
The Brazilian legend Pele currently holds the record for the most number of goals for a single club with 643 goals for Santos but Messi is closing in on his record and needs just 3 more goals to match him. The forward is currently on 640 goals in 741 games and the next game is against tough rivals, Atletico Madrid.
It is highly unlikely that the maestro will be able to score 3 goals in a match against Atletico but he will surely try to break the record by the end of the year. Unfortunately, we will also not witness the reunion of Messi and Luis Suarez as the latter has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and will be out for a few weeks.
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