Lionel Messi is 32 now, though it seems the man doesn’t know how to age. He’s an old wine, who is only getting better with time. And all we could do it to be in his awe and hope that time trickles down slowly for the great man.
Lionel Messi won his 500th club match in Spanish football last night. He became the first player ever to achieve this feat. He again had a major contribution in his side win. As Barcelona beat Leganes 5-0 in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey at the Camp Nou.
The Argentine international scored two goals and one assist in his side’s win. As Quique Setien and his men made a comeback after last week’s disappointing loss to Valencia.
Lionel Messi already has 34 goal contributions in 33 appearances this season, including 24 goals and 10 assists. This is when he’s playing in a rather struggling Barcelona team. As Barcelona saw it’s first midseason managerial change in years.
Though Messi has refused to let issues like these, which would otherwise hinder a player’s performance, to come in his way to ultimate greatness.
It only took the 32-year-old 710 matches to reach this otherwise impossible milestone. He has also scored 622 goals and provided 241 assists for his team. These are some numbers which might not be surpassed or even matched again.
In fact, the Barcelona talisman only needs 22 more goals to surpass Pele’s record for the most number of goals. And with the way he’s going, it might not take too long for him to conquer this feat too.
Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or recently and with that, he surpassed his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has five Ballon d’Or trophies in his cabinet.
It might not be too long that we see Lionel Messi’s magic on a football field, but till the moment he is, he will surely be an absolute treat.