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The 'round' records that Lionel Messi is aiming for with PSG and the National Team at the most important moment of the season

2023-02-08T10:08:34.458Z


Goals, assists and penalties are among the items that he will seek to beat in a week full of matches that will culminate in the Champions League round of 16.


In seven days,

Paris Saint-Germain will play three key matches: the

French Cup

round of 16

this Wednesday, a new

Ligue 1

date and the first leg of the

Champions League

round of 16 .

In seven days, the best player in the world can be in the news once again.

Because his staggering numbers are close to even more staggering numbers.

The

exact figures are

always a good excuse to celebrate them and thus continue enjoying

Lionel Messi

in times of the third world conquest.

In this game of 'round' numbers, the man

from Rosario is 2 goals away from reaching 700 in clubs

,

3 assists out of 300

also adding Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, and 

4 four goals out of 800

in his senior career (clubs and Selection).

Will he be able to hit any of these three marks in one week?

The captain has already shown that nothing is impossible in his incredible career.

This Wednesday they will face

Olympique de Marseille

, on Saturday with

Monaco

and on Tuesday with

Bayern Munich of Germany

.

Lionel Messi and an image that was repeated hundreds of times: his celebration in heaven.

Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

But there is more

.

The striker has already confirmed that he will continue playing in the National Team to enjoy with the people everything he has achieved, especially the World Cup.

The FIFA date will be in March and he will have the chance to reach 100 goals with the Albiceleste.

Only

two

are missing .

In addition, in the continuity of the season, Messi can also reach the

700 goal without counting the ones he scored from penalties

, which are already 108. So, he is missing 12. And also, at

500

goals in

League

competitions :

he only has left 10

.

In some of these areas, it is already a record

.

But not in others, he has other world figures ahead of him, whom he can unseat.

Leo is the second player in history with the most goals

.

With four more he will reach 800, but in first place is the Portuguese

Cristiano Ronaldo

, with 820, and who is now in Arabia, a League in which, at 37, he can continue adding many more.

In some records the Austrian Josef Bican (1931-1955) appears with 805 goals but comparing various sources different numbers emerge.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal with the shirt of Al Nasser from Saudi Arabia, his new club.

Photo: Ali ALDAIF / AFP.

Cristiano Ronaldo is also the player who scored the most goals in clubs.

He arrived at Al Nassr with 701 in his harvest and in the first three games he has already scored one more goal.

That is to say that Messi is four goals away from reaching it and five from surpassing it.

But as it always turned out in the career of both, the dispute will be inch by inch.

Below were the Brazilians Romario (689) and Pelé (684).

There is a table in which Messi does not appear on the podium

, which is unlikely to reach first place but could reach second.

He has scored 490 goals in league tournaments, 474 in the Spanish one with Barcelona and 16 in the French one with PSG.

He is 10 out of 500 and will be the fifth to reach that figure.

CR7 is fourth with 499, one out of 500. The leaders in this category are Pelé, with 606 goals with Santos, Bican with 518 in the Austrian and Czechoslovak leagues, and the Hungarian Ferenc Puskas with 514 between the Hungarian and the Spanish.

At 35, O Rei's goalscoring mark seems unattainable for Messi.

Lionel Messi and the shirt with which he honored Pelé after his death.

Photo: EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

On the other hand, the Argentine captain is the king of assists, a peculiar record depending on the parameters that are taken but that most of the sources consulted agree.

He has 297 in clubs and 53 in the National Team, that is, 350. Ahead of the German Thomas Müller and the Portuguese Figo, both with 324. He is three short of reaching 300 in clubs, a figure that the other two did not reach: Muller , 284, and Figo, 279.

On the other hand, if from the 796 goals we subtract the 108 that he scored from a penalty, the figure remains at 688. So, he is 12 goals away from reaching the 700 conquests without counting the maximum penalty.

In Barcelona he converted 82, in the National Team 24 and in Paris Saint Germain he has 2.

Messi and the seven Ballon d'Ors he won in his career.

Photo: AFP.

Also next Tuesday against the German team he can round off 130 goals in the Champions League.

It's missing one.

Afterwards, the countdown will begin to reach CR7, who scored a total of 141.

At the end of March, the National Team will play two friendlies.

Messi will be present, adds 98 and will have the chance to reach 100 goals.

He is only surpassed by CR7, who scored 118 with Portugal, and Ali Daei, who scored 109 with Iran.

"I don't think about records, I just go out to play," Leo said back in 2013. "I'm not interested in records, I want to win something with the National Team," he emphasized in 2016. Almost without wanting to, he continued to accumulate records and since July 2021 achieved the dream with the Albiceleste: the Copa América, the Finalísima and the World Cup.

At the age of 35, he is going for new brands and has reasons to continue enjoying himself. 

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Source: clarin

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