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Messi surpass Pele to be the player with most goals and assists in football history

Messi surpass Pele to be the player with most goals and assists in football history

Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi has surpassed legendary Brazilian, Pele to become the player with most goals and assists in football history.

French giant, Paris Saint-Germain took on Isreali team, Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League, winning by three goals to one and taking their points to six in group H.

Maccabi Haifa took the lead early in the 24th minute of the match before Lionel Messi got an equalizer through a loose ball in the 37th minute of the match.

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PSG went on to grab all three points with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar scoring the second and third goals of the match, becoming the second time all three players (Messi, Neymar and Mbappe) scores in a match.

Aside Messi’s goal, the Argentine maestro was key in the game, creating chances and dishing out key passes, providing the assist for Mbappe to score in the second half.

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With his goal and assist, Lionel Messi has now surpass legendary Brazilian striker Pele to become the player with most goals and assists in the history of the sport.

Pele during his time of playing football created a supposed unreachable record of a combined 1,111 goal and assist all through his career.

This record has stood since his retirement on 1st October 1977 with no player coming an inch close to it, till Messi’s classic today.

Having earlier tied the record, Messi’s goal and assist against Maccabi Haifa has taken him from the same level as Pele and now creating a new record for himself.

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Lionel Messi now boost of a career 1,113 goals and assists as a professional footballer. The 35-year-old would now be looking at distancing his record from that set by Pele.

All Messi’s 1,113 goals and assists came from his playing years with Barcelona and his now current club side, Paris Saint-Germain, in addition to his national team.

The former Barcelona man over the years has proven not to be just a goal scorer but also a midfield perfectionist. Competiting in assists and chance creation with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Luka Modric.

Since his arrival at Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, he has become the player with the most assists in the league within his stay.

The Seven time Ballon d’OR winner is already argued to be the best footballer in history with the likes of Pele and fellow countryman, Diego Maradona.

Football writer at AllSoccer. Graduate of Computer Science from Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic. Dreamt of becoming a footballer, find self writing about football.

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