Barcelona beat Athletic Club, Messi scores 650th goal for Barca

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Barcelona beat Athletic Club, Messi scores 650th goal for Barca
Barcelona beat Athletic Club, Messi scores 650th goal for Barca

01 Feb 2021: Barcelona beat Athletic Club, Messi scores 650th goal for Barca

Lionel Messi scored his 650th goal for Barcelona as they clinched a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.

Barca successfully avenged their defeat in the Spanish Super Cup final.

After recording a fifth straight La Liga win, the Ronald Koeman-managed side moved above Real Madrid at number two on the standings.

Here are the records broken.

Match: How did the match pan out?

Messi scored the opener for Barcelona with a stunning free kick in the 20th minute.

This turned out to be his 650th goal for Barca across all competitions.

In the second half, Athletic somehow managed to level things through an own-goal by Jordi Alba.

Eventually, Antoine Griezmann restored the lead, knocking home a cross from defender Oscar Mingueza.

Messi: Messi registers his 650th goal for Barca

In the game against Athletic, Messi scored his 650th goal for Barcelona across all competitions.

He has registered 456 of them in La Liga, with 49 being direct free-kick goals (38 in league).

In December 2020, the Argentine legend broke Pele's all-time record for goals scored for a single club by netting his 644th career goal for Barcelona.

Also see: La Liga, Barcelona secure 2-0 win over Elche: Records broken
Athletic Bilbao upset Barcelona to win Supercopa: Records broken
Lionel Messi equals Pele's scoring record for a single club
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