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Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal with cheeky Panenka penalty against  Atletico Madrid... but it can't stop Barcelona slipping up again in LaLiga title race Messi scored his 630th goal for Barcelona and his 700th career goal  He netted from the penalty spot to give his side a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute  Atletico's Saul equalised from the spot for the second time 12 minutes later

By Reuters

Published: 23:23 BST, 30 June 2020 | Updated: 23:54 BST, 30 June 2020

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal by converting a second-half penalty against Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp in LaLiga on Tuesday night.

The Argentine hit the landmark goal for club and country by netting from the penalty spot to give his side a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute, showing some nerve by chipping the ball into the net to deceive goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Messi had moved on to 699 goals after netting a penalty against Leganes two weeks ago but drew a blank in his last three matches against Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo before finally reaching the milestone against Atletico.

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal at the Nou Camp on Tuesday

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal at the Nou Camp on Tuesday

Messi, 33, is

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