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Lionel Messi equals Pele’s 643 goals record for a single club

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Lionel Messi equals Pele's 643 goals record for a single club

Lionel Messi has levelled Pele’s 643 goals for a football club after registering a home opener for Barcelona in a 2-2 game with Valencia on 19th December, 2020.

Lionel Messi attained a goaling height with a very neat rebound nodding just after missing from the penalty spot which threw out Mouctar Diakhaby’s 29th-minute opener to the dust.

After leveling the scores, Barcelona also started leading 2-1 courtesy of Ronald Araujo fine strike but Valencia’s Maxi Gomez equalized to give the visitor the hard earned one point.

Lionel Messi was also close to seeing the back of the net with late labours but the Catalan giants decided to settle for a draw after compacts Valencia defense proved stubborn at the third.

We are almost in January, 2021 and FC Barcelona are still struggling in fifth position in the La Liga standings.

Valencia’s Diakhaby took advantage of a disgraceful Barcelona defence. Diakhaby heading goal from the corner position was enough to open the score sheet for the visitor.

Barcelona didn’t manage to get back to the game after a woeful first half display, only to be given a greater opportunity to equalize from the penalty spot.