Messi Milestone and Barca Peace at Penalty Festival
Despite the 700. Lionel Messi’s career goal saw Spanish football champion FC Barcelona suffer the next setback on their way to defend the title. In the top game of the 33rd day against Atlético Madrid, the Catalans did not exceed a 2-2 (1-1) after a penalty festival. It was already the third draw from the last four games. Archrivals Real Madrid will be able to score four points on Thursday (22: 00) by beating Getafe FC.
For Barcelona, Atlético’s top forward Diego Costa scored by goal (11th) and Messi (50th/foul). Saúl Niguez scored the goals for the Rojiblancos by foul meters (19th/62nd). For the Argentine superstar Messi, it was the 630. Goals in the barca jersey, plus 70 goals for
the national team. German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also played an important role. At 1-0 for Barcelona, the 28-year-old first equalised a penalty from Costa (17th).