BUDWEISER have cheekily handed out beers to all of the goalkeepers Lionel Messi has scored in opposition to all through his glittering profession.
Barcelona’s iconic striker broke Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club with a strike in opposition to Actual Valladolid on Tuesday to take him to 644.
Budweiser have despatched beers to all goalkeepers Lionel Messi has scored in opposition to, together with Juventus’ Gianluigi BuffonCredit score: Instagram
Messi broke Pele’s file of objectives for a single membership together with his 644th Barcelona strike on TuesdayCredit score: AFP OR LICENSORS
And Budweiser marked the event by gifting bottles to the goalies who had did not preserve Messi at bay.
Amongst those that obtained a particular choice had been Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon.
Chelsea’s world-record £71million stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga additionally obtained some bottles, trying happy with himself as he posed for photographs.
Messi’s 644th objective got here in a much-needed 3-0 victory over lowly Valladolid.
Along with his aspect already main 2-0, due to first-half efforts from Clement Lenglet and Martin Braithwaite, Messi obtained a wise backheel from Pedri within the sixty fifth minute.
The 33-year-old took it completely into his stride, earlier than slotting an unstoppable left-footed effort past the helpless goalkeeper.
Messi achieved the feat in his 749th outing for the Blaugrana.
Pele, nonetheless, might privately refute the achievement – having claimed to have scored 1,283 objectives throughout his illustrious profession.
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga obtained a couple of bottlesCredit score: Instagram @kepaarrizabalaga
The world-record £71m signing appeared happy together with his beersCredit score: Instagram
However the official data present that solely 643 got here in ‘official’ matches – though it took simply 656 of them for Santos to succeed in the tally.
On Saturday, when his file was equalled, the Brazilian, 80, posted a heartwarming congratulations to Messi.
He wrote: “When your coronary heart overflows with love, it’s tough to vary your path.
“Such as you, I do know what it is like to like carrying the identical shirt day by day. Such as you, I do know that there’s nothing higher than the place we really feel at house.
“Congratulations in your historic file, Lionel. However above all, congratulations in your stunning profession at Barcelona.
“Tales like ours, of loving the identical membership for therefore lengthy, sadly shall be more and more uncommon in soccer. I love you very a lot.”
Atletico Madrid ace Jan Oblak additionally obtained a particular bottle or twoCredit score: Instagram