Lionel Messi The best start to the campaign with FC Barcelona has not held on, but it has not been a barrier for Rosario star and Blaugrana captain to continue scoring goals on his own, such as the one that scored against Osasuna in tribute to Diego Armando Maradona, and continue to add new entries for expand his legend in football.
While in the press it is being discussed if Messi, Maradona, Pelé or Cristiano are the best player in history, Argentina continues to add reasons to its name appearing first in the sports history books. As well as being the top scorer in the 21st century worldwide and in LaLiga, and being the player with the most titles in the same centenary team, ‘La Pulga’ is very close to becoming the player with the most goals scored for the same club.
So far, the record belongs to nothing more and no less than ‘O Rei’, Pelé. The Brazilian, between 1956 and 1974, with a Santos shirt, scored 643 goals. The striker marked a period and became one of the most popular and respected footballers in history who, to this day, continues to be an example to the youngest.
‘Het-tric’ from the record
Lionel Messi will be able to add a new record to his long list in the next few games. Even so his start to the campaign has been widely questioned And some have questioned his commitment to the club that gave birth to him, Argentina has shown his best version lately, especially against Betis, when he scored a double off the bench and against Osasuna, a game he was part of it started to finish and sealed Blaugrana’s victory with a real goal.
Argentina need to score two goals to match Pelé’s mark of 643 goals with the same shirt and a hat-trick to beat. Ronald Koeman has already warned that Barça’s captain will have no new opportunity to rest and in the calendar he has two chances to reach the 644 as much as the culés. First against Cádiz, this Wednesday for LaLiga’s twelfth day, and Tuesday against Juventus, in the final game of the Champions League group stage, where the reunion will be with his eternal opponent, Cristiano Ronaldo.