Lionel Messi overtakes Real Madrid legend Raul’s career goals tally

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With his strike against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, the Barcelona man has now scored more goals than the Spaniard did.

Lionel Messi may well have came second to Cristiano Ronaldo in last night’s Ballon d’Or award, but the brilliant Barcelona forward continues to set unbelievable individual records.

The Argentine is already the Catalan club’s and La Liga’s all-time top goalscorer, while he has also netted the most strikes in the Champions League history.

Messi got on the scoresheet on Sunday at Camp Nou as Luis Enrique’s men beat title rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1, with the second-half goal having special meaning.

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The strike was the South American’s 424th goal of his career, and takes him past Real Madrid legend Raul in the scoring charts.

The former Spain international netted an incredible 423 goals during his career; an accomplishment achieved in 1003 competitive games.

Messi has beaten this feat in 547 games however, showing his sheer goalscoring ability for club and country.

With the Argentine still only 27 and not showing signs of letting up just yet, countless more records look set to be broken before he hands up his boots.

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