Lionel Messi stepped up and converted a penalty kick goal for Barcelona in a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid, taking his all time goal tally to seven hundred. Seventy of those have come for the Argentinian National Team, and six hundred and thirty for FC Barcelona. Messi has been consistent his entire career, despite this being arguably Barcelona’s shakiest team since Messi joined the club.
Messi’s best chance to cement himself as the greatest of all time might have passed him by, with Argentina losing to France in the 2018 World Cup. However, he still remains one of the greats, and he has a chance to win the Champions League this summer with the shortened tournament returning in August as Barcelona will play Napoli in the second leg of the round of 16, with the first leg tied and 1-1. Will it be enough to be considered the best?