Barcelona: Lionel Messi equaled Pele’s record of scoring the most goals for a single club by scoring a goal in the Spanish Football League La Liga match between Barcelona and Valencia. .
Lionel Messi has scored 643 goals for Barcelona since 2004 and thus equals Pelé’s record of the most goals scored by Santos from 1957 to 1974. Messi is the highest goalscorer in Barcelona and the Spanish League.
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In January 2018, Messi broke Gerd Muller’s record of 365 goals in the Bundesliga, scoring 366 goals in Europe’s top league. Messi had earlier broken Müller’s record of scoring the most goals in a year by scoring 86 goals in 2012. Pelé congratulated the Argentine forward on this new achievement.
Pelé said, ‘Like you, I also know what is the importance of wearing the same shirt every day. Like you, I also know that there is nothing better than the place where we feel like home. Congratulations Lionel on the historical record. Messi’s contract with Barcelona ends in June and he will be free to negotiate with other clubs from January.
Barcelona Football Club is not playing well in La Liga yet. He is in fifth position and is 8 points behind top running Atletico Madrid. Atlético beat Elchi 3–1 with the help of Luis Suarez’s 2 goals.
Messi scored Pelé’s record in the first half’s injury time. With this, he also made the team equal. Mokatar Diakhabi scored the first goal for Valencia. Ronald Arrujo gave Barcelona the lead in the 53rd minute but Maxi Gomez scored an equalizer goal for Valencia in the 69th minute.