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Messi reaches 700 goals with chipped penalty against Atletico Madrid


The Argentine netted for the third time since La Liga returned to action in June to reach the milestone - and he did it with a panenka spot-kick

Lionel Messi received a late birthday gift on Tuesday as he netted against Atletico Madrid to mark the 700th goal of his professional career.

Messi, who turned 33 on June 24, converted after 50 minutes to put his team 2-1 ahead against Diego Simeone's side.

He reached the milestone with consummate style as well, dinking a panenka penalty over Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.The Slovenia international dived early and was powerless to ...


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