Barcelona champion Lionel Messi tried surpassing the goal scoring achievements of Gerd Muller. As a result, it left only Pele, the Brazil star ahead of him out of many other players with over 500 goals for just one club. La Liga giants did go through a shocking 4-3 defeat against Real Betis at the Nou Camp.
The loss saw Betis owner Quique Setien become the only manager to achieve victory at the Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga in the previous 10 seasons. The Catalan giants failed to achieve victory despite the comeback of Messi. The best part is that the defeat simply did not come in the way of Messi to achieve one more milestone. The support from the Argentine on Sunday did mark his 565 and 566th goals of his career in Blaugrana. Besides, it made him the 2nd highest goal scorer in a single club.
The good news is that Messi has achieved 566 goals in his 650 game appearances as far as Barcelona is concerned. The year 2011-12 was the best season for Messi as he achieved a staggering close to 73 times. There are 2 goals against Betis and the 5 time Ballon’d Or Winner did surpass Muller as he had achieved only 565 goals for the club Bayern Munich. Well, apart from Messi the only other player with maximum goals in a single club is the Brazilian champion Pele. He has netted around 643 goals in his 18 seasons for Santos and it is more than what Messi has achieved.