Classico: Lionel Messi scores 500th goal of his career

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Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions by netting a dramatic late winner in El Clasico.

The Argentina international had gone into Sunday’s clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 498 goals after his double in last weekend’s Liga win over Real Sociedad.

He drew a blank against Juventus in the Champions League in midweek, but he reached another landmark figure in a career littered with records when he scored twice in Madrid to send Barcelona top of the table after a 3-2 victory.

Messi scored his 499th goal for Barcelona with a superb individual effort on 33 minutes to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid, with that effort making him the leading scorer in El Clasico in La Liga, surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano.

Watch what happened at a local “video club” in Gambia after Messi’s last-minute goal that gave victory to Barcelona over Real Madrid

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