Argentine superstar and Barcelona best player, Lionel Messi, is very close to breaking the European record set by Cristiano Ronaldo. The player has already beaten 39-year-old Gerd Muller for having the highest goal scored in a single European club.
The record which was measured across the top five leagues in Europe formerly had Muller at 365 goals for Bayern Munich. But on Sunday Messi surpassed that number as he netted a free-kick in their 4 – 2 victory against Real Sociedad.
The football sensation sent fans into a frenzy when he scored a very wonderful free-kick, and that puts him at his 366th La Liga goal which means he is just seven goals away from reaching Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has failed to net in a few games this season, and his team has failed to win any of their last four La Liga outings. It is also rumored that the Portuguese might want to leave Real Madrid, but the speculations are not yet confirmed.
On the other hand, Lionel Messi might not be leaving Barcelona any time soon as his contract has been extended to June 30th, 2021, with an increase in his pay. The 30-year-old is currently in top form and has scored 17 goals in La Liga this season.
The season has not yet ended, and there will be a lot of chance for him to break the record. Ronaldo might also get back in top form, so we will just have to see how it all goes down.