A historic Chilean… for a historic Messi

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With his second goal on Saturday, the PSG striker equals Romario as the third best scorer in history according to the IFFHS

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With all the ones he has scored and how rare it is to see him do this… great goal from Messi as a Chilean!

Lionel Messi made history again this Saturday, in the fifth goal of the beating that PSG gave Clermont Foot (0-5) on the first day of Ligue 1. The Argentine star made history by scoring, in a official and professional, the first Chilean goal of his career , a luck that until now he had not executed with such skill. It’s true that he wasn’t a perfect Chilean, but that’s the finishing touch… for history.

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But not only qualitatively entered history, but quantitatively. With that work of art, Lionel Messi, according to data from the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics), the Rosario crack equaled Romario as the third top scorer in football history, both with 772 official goals in their Professional careers..

According to the IFFHS, he is only surpassed by the mythical Austrian-Czech Josef Bican (805) and the still current Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (815), who occupies the first place. Pelé is the fourth with 767 goals in 831 games

Yesterday, PSG coach Christophe Galtier analyzed the goal: “Messi’s Chilean goal? It’s just Leo. There’s nothing more to say. We all know what he’s capable of doing,” he said, later adding: ” I liked the goal. He has been playing at a very high level for 17 years. He had a difficult season last year, he was getting used to it. All the previous seasons he scored a minimum of 30 goals. From the moment he has done a complete preparation, which he has his orientation regarding his family life and his club, his team and his partners, there is no reason for him not to have a great season. When he partners with Kylian (Mbappe), we will have even more offensive power..