In the 49th minute of Barcelona’s mammoth encounter against Atletico Madrid, Lionel Messi became the youngest player to reach 700 career goals.
Messi bested the feat of fellow all-time great Cristiano Ronaldo with a chipped penalty, Quique Setien’s side were awarded the spot-kick after Nelson Semedo was brought down by Felipe.
Messi looked absolutely ice-cold as he completely fooled one of the best goalkeepers in the world to chip his penalty right down the middle.
The Argentine played a key part in Barcelona’s first as well, the superstar’s dangerous corner led to an own goal from Atletico.
Take a look at the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s beautiful spot-kick below:
Career goal 7?0?0? for Lionel Messi ?
A cheeky Panenka penalty to do it ?
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The 33-year-old just continues to prove why he should be rated as the best footballer of all-time with moments like this.