A sublime Lionel MESSI free kick was enough to give Barcelona a 1-0 win against Diego SIMEONE’s Atletico Madrid.
His third free kick in three matches, Lionel MESSI really has a knack lately for putting it behind the goalkeeper from distance. As a matter of fact, he has a knack for scoring… Often. MESSI’s goal against Atletico Madrid was goal number 600 in his senior career.
MESSI has amassed 61 goals for the Argentina National Team and 539 goals for FC Barcelona.
The win takes the Catalan club 8 points ahead of Atletico with both teams having played 27 matches and have 11 matches remaining in La Liga. Following the match, Atletico Madrid coach Diego SIMEONE had this to say about Lionel:
“If MESSI had been wearing an Atletico shirt, we would have won.”
Lionel is now on 24 goals and 12 assists this season in Spain, making him the leader in both goals and assists, remarkable, even for MESSI.
Former FC Barcelona and England international striker Gary LINEKER called MESSI the best ever.
Messi scored his 600th goal to beat Atletico and surely clinch La Liga for @FCBarcelona. If he were just a goal scorer it would be astonishing, but the fact he’s also the best dribbler I’ve ever seen and as good a passer as I’ve ever seen makes him the best I’ve ever seen.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2018
There was another Argentinian who scored a match winner for his team, Paulo DYBALA scored the late clincher against Lazio.