Lionel Messi Reaches Major Milestone With 1000th Club Goal

Lionel Messi

Liverpool’s two-goal-each draw with Arsenal turned out to be one of the most intriguing tactical games seen this season. It was also one of the most exciting. Further east, Lionel Messi created history as he became involved in his 1000th goal in his club career. It was the 701st direct club goal in his illustrious career. And there are 299 assists across La Liga in Spain and Ligue 1 in France.

It took only 841 league appearances for Messi to reach his 1,000-goal milestone. He now averages 1.19 goals and assists a game, throughout his breathtaking club career. At the Parc des Princes, Messi scored PSG’s opening goal against Nantes to reach his historic milestone. It was the 799th goal of his career in all competitions.

Lionel Messi Has Been As Productive With His Support As He Has Been With His Scoring

Lionel Messi hit the net in the twelfth minute. It was a trademark neat finish at the near post as Messi moved in to connect to a Nuno Mendes cross. PSG doubled the lead at half-time, but Nantes scored to make it two goals all. Strikes from Ludovic Blas and Ignatius Ganago leveled the score.

Paris St. Germain was back in the lead with a Danilo Pereira goal set up by Kylian Mbappe on the hour-mark. Mbappe himself was on the mark next during stoppage time to seal a convincing victory and become PSG’s all-time top scorer.

Lionel Messi has been just as prolific in his assists being a brilliant playmaker while leading the scoreline match after match. And if the former Barcelona star manages to score against Bayern Munich in the second leg, he would shatter two more records.

For Barcelona Messi has played 788 matches, scored 672 goals, and has contributed with 303 assists, or final passes. At Paris St. Germain he has played 69 matches with 29 goals and 31 assists.