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Messi scores 700th career goal as Barcelona and Atletico draw 2-2

Messi scores 700th career goal as Barcelona and Atletico draw 2-2

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 01/07/2020
[Photo: Barcelona Twitter Page]

Lionel Messi scored his 700th professional goal but it was not enough as Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga this morning.

The draw leaves Barcelona a point behind league leaders Real Madrid who still have a game in hand.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa scored an own goal as Barcelona led 1-0 before Saul Niguez equalized for Atletico from the penalty spot.

Messi gave Barcelona the lead early in the half via a penalty but Saul again equalized from another penalty.

Meanwhile in the Italian Serie A, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal as Juventus beat Genoa 3-1.

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