Lionel Messi has now been directly involved in 1,000 club goals so far in his football career.
The 35-year-old Argentina playmaker Messi scored the 701st club goal of his distinguished career following Paris Saint Germain’s victory on Saturday night, 4th of March, 2023, against Nantes.
The 35 year old recent winner of FIFA’s best men’s player has also registered 299 assists across Spanish La Liga, and French Ligue 1.
Lionel Messi’s 1,000 goal contributions have come from 841 club appearances, therefore he has averaged 1.19 goals or assists throughout his club career.
Messi got on the scoresheet for PSG in their opening goal against Nantes at the Parc des Princes, and it was the 799 goal of his career in all competitions.
Messi scored in the 12th minute after making a late run into the box to finish off a Nuno Mendes’ pass.
Five minutes later, an own goal by Jaouen Hadjam extended PSG’s lead to 2-0. However, goals by Ludovic Blas and Ignatius Ganago for Nantes brought the teams even by halftime.
Yet, near the hour mark, PSG regained the lead again on a goal by Danilo Pereira that was set up by Kylian Mbappe.
In added time, Mbappe scored to make it 4-2 and become PSG’s all-time leading scorer.
Finally, Mbappe scored an additional goal in the final minute to give PSG a 4-2 win and make him the club’s all-time leading scorer.
How many goals has Lionel Messi scored for PSG?
Due to financial difficulties, the Spanish club, Barcelona needed Messi to leave in the summer of 2021.
The Argentine was not able to score as frequently as we were used to seeing in his first season with PSG.
In 2022, when he finally found some stability in his life, Messi went back to top form.
Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe have formed a deadly attacking three under Christophe Galtier’s tutelage, and they intend to win as many trophies as possible this year.
In 2021-2022, Messi played 34 matches and scored 11 goals for PSG, this season the seven time Ballon d’Or winner has played in 28 games with 18 goals scored.
How many goals did Lionel Messi score for Barcelona?
Not many people knew that when Barcelona signed the young Argentine forward in 2004, he would go on to become one of the best players to ever wear the famous red and blue shirt.
In 2005, against Albacete, he scored his first goal in front of a sold-out crowd at Camp Nou.
The Argentine scored his last goal for the Spanish powerhouses in their 2-1 home loss to Celta Vigo.
Messi scored an unbelievable 672 goals in just 778 games for Barcelona, setting multiple records during his time at Camp Nou.
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