Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo in 500 league goals club

Sport 19:36 03.03.2024

Lionel Messi has passed 500 career league goals after scoring twice for Inter Miami in their 5-0 demolition of Orlando City in Major League Soccer, Ednews informs via The Mirror.

Messi scored twice in five minutes in the second half to surpass the 500-goal milestone in just his 587th league match. The Argentinian reaches the milestone just over a year after Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the achievement.

Messi has scored 474 of his career league goals in LaLiga, scoring another 22 in Ligue 1 for Paris Saint-Germain and now taking his Major League Soccer tally up to four with his latest Inter Miami brace. He's scored far more goals since moving to America but the majority (10) came in the Leagues Cup competition before Inter Miami missed out on last season's MLS Playoffs.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, brought up his 500 in just his fourth Saudi Pro League game last February. He scored all four goals in a 4-0 win over Al Wehda and he's since moved his tally onto 534 league goals from 687 games.

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