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Messi reaches 700 goals with a Panenka penalty!!

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Pin Leo Messi scored a lovely penalty kick to bring up his 700. Capturas/MovistarLaLiga
Leo Messi scored a lovely penalty kick to bring up his 700. Capturas/MovistarLaLiga

Messi reaches 700 goals with a Panenka penalty!!

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 2,571

The Barcelona man converted a penalty kick after a dicey penalty call for a foul by Felipe on Semedo. Messi's Panenka penalty put Barca 2-1 up versus Atletico Madrid and it was Messi's 700th career goal.

The match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid was not short of controversy. In the second half, when it was 1-1, Nelson Semedo went down in the Atletico Madrid area. 

The Portuguese got there before Felipe and there was a very slight contact between the Brazilian and the Barcelona full back. Referee Hernandez Hernandez did not hesitate in pointing to the spot and Leo Messi made it 2-1. It was the second spot kick of the match after Atletico had levelled with a twice taken penalty after Vidal had fouled Carrasco. Ter Stegen saved the first effort, but he had come off his line too early and Saul scored the retake. 

Messi finally reached 700 goals and he did so with an amazing bit of quality. Messi kept his cool and scored Panenka style to beat Jan Oblak who dived to the side. 

In any case, Semedo then went from hero to zero. He brought down Carrasco in the Barca box and Saul scored another Atletico penalty.

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