Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi made history in Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Panama on Thursday at Estadio Monumental. The 35-year-old scored a free-kick goal, which marked his 800th career goal for club and country.
Messi scored 672 goals during his 17 seasons with Barcelona. In his last two seasons since joining PSG, the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner has scored 29 goals for the French giants.
The veteran goal scorer has recorded 99 goals with the CONMEBOL nation, so he needs one more to break the century mark. It was a party atmosphere for Argentina as it was the first time the squad had played in the country since winning the World Cup last December.
Lionel Messi has reached 800 career goals for club and country.
Barcelona – 672
Argentina – 99
PSG – 29 pic.twitter.com/2J3vLPsboC
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 24, 2023
While Messi is enjoying his time in Buenos Aires, there’s also the question of where he plans to play the 2023-24 season. There are extension talks ongoing with PSG, but nothing is certain. Additionally, FC Barcelona hopes that a reunion can occur.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has his plans on hold until Messi has decided. Nonetheless, the Spanish club’s financial situation could be a thorn that prevents them from reuniting.