European roundup: Lionel Messi scores 700th goal but Barcelona draw again

    Messi scored in a 2-2 draw with Atletico which left the Catalan giants a point behind Real Madrid.

    Lionel Messi scored his 700 th profession goal but Barcelona‘s title hopes suffered a huge blow against Atletico Madrid

    The forward netted a saucy second-half penalty but Barca might just draw 2-2 at the Nou Camp on Tuesday after 2 Saul Niguez spot kicks two times pegged them back.

    Messi has actually taken 862 appearances to reach the milestone but Barca missed out on the possibility to go back to the top of LaLiga and now path Real Madrid by a point having actually played a game more.

    700– Lionel Messi has actually scored his 700 th goal in his expert profession with the senior @FCBarcelona team (630) and Argentina national team (70) integrated. Misconception.

    — OptaJose (@OptaJose) June 30, 2020

    When Diego Costa inadvertently sliced Messi’s corner past Jan Oblak from close variety,

    Barca opened the scoring after 12 minutes.

    When 5 minutes later on he missed out on a penalty– just to be reprieved by Saul,

    Costa’s headache opening was simply starting.

    The striker’s preliminary spot kick– after Arturo Vidal fouled Yannick Carrasco– was conserved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen just for VAR to rule the goalkeeper was off his line.

    1– Diego Costa has actually scored an own goal for the first time in the top-flight (194 appearances in LaLiga and 89 in Premier League). Bad luck.

    — OptaJose (@OptaJose) June 30, 2020

    Saul stepped up to level from the retaken penalty and extra Costa’s blushes.

    Messi struck the post after 22 minutes but did add a second after 50 minutes when Felipe tripped Nelson Semedo and the forward cracked his penalty down the middle.

    When he scored his second spot kick after 62 minutes after Carrasco went down,

    But Saul guaranteed 3rd put Atletico declared a point.

    In Other Places, Oliver Torres’ first-half brace sealed Sevilla‘s leading 4 spot as they beat second- bottom Leganes 3-0.

    Full time at Butarque!!

    WHAT A WIN!!!!! ⚪

    ⚽ ⚽ @olitorres10 ⚽ @Munirhaddadi #LeganésSevillaFC #WeareSevilla myVI

    — Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 30, 2020

    The midfielder struck two times in 12 minutes to assist Sevilla move 5 points clear of Getafe in 5th, having actually played a game more.

    They closed the space to Atletico to 2 points with Munir El Haddadi including a late 3rd.

    Having A Hard Time Real Mallorca increased their survival opportunities after hammering drop competitors Celta Vigo 5-1.

    Alejandro Pozo, Juan Hernandez and Ante Budimir’s penalty put the hosts 3-0 up at half time.

    Spain’s Iago Aspas got an alleviation for Celta. (Nick Potts/PA)

    Iago Aspas’ second-half spot kick pulled a goal back for Celta but Budimir made it 4-1 soon after and Salva Sevilla finished the thrashing.

    Mallorca stay in the transfer zone but are now 5 points behind 17 th put Celta.

    In Italy, Juventus preserved their four-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 3-1 triumph at Genoa.

    Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo scored quickfire second-half goals prior to Douglas Costa added a 3rd to offer the Old woman a should have win after Lazio put them under pressure. Andrea Pinamonti scored for Genoa.

    Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo netted in theirwin (Martin Rickett/PA)

    Lazio had earlier closed the space on Juve to simply a point after originating from behind to win 2-1 at Torino.

    Andrea Belotti provided the mid-table hosts a first-half lead to offer Lazio a scare.

    Ciro Immobile’s 30 th Serie A goal of the season levelled simply after the break and Marco Parolo struck to win it with 18 minutes left.

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