Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions by netting a dramatic late winner in El Clasico.
The Argentina international player had gone into clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on 498 goals after his double in Liga win over Real Sociedad.
Messi scored his 499th goal for Barcelona with a superb individual effort on 33 minutes to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid, with that effort making him the leading scorer in El Clasico in La Liga, surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano.
Messi has spent his entire professional career at Barca, joining the Catalan club from Newell’s Old Boys in 2001 when he was still only 14.
Messi netted the first of his 500 goals for the club the following May, against Albacete, and has since gone on to break record after record.
In 2012 alone, he made history by scoring more goals in all club competitions in a single season (73) and across a calendar year (79) on his way to becoming Barcelona’s all-time leading marksman in La Liga.