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Messi reached 1000 goal contributions after scoring against Ecuador

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Lionel Messi never ceases to amaze us. Week after week, the 33-year-old continues to surprise us with new milestones and records. The Argentine legend now reached 1000 career goal contributions (goals + assists) after his penalty goal against Ecuador.

With Barça, Leo has a total of 634 goals and 255 assists in official matches, while with the Argentine National Team, he has managed to score 71 goals and provide 40 assists. When we put La Pulga‘s numbers of the Albiceleste team and the Blaugrana club together, it gives us a total of 705 goals and 295 assists. This is equivalent to a total of 1000 goal contributions.

Even though Messi can’t get enough of scoring goals, the most surprising part is the tremendous amount of assists that the Argentine provides. His goal numbers are more than any elite striker, but at the same time, his assists are on a number much higher than midfielders like Xavi, Iniesta, and Zidane — known as legends of the game.

Despite the fact that Messi is not the happiest at Barcelona lately, it is great to see him still reach such milestones, and often, his smile comes with success.

The love I feel for this club is as great as the desire to share my admiration for it. Being a fan of Barcelona since when I was 8 years old and growing up watching games week after week. It makes no sense to feel so much love for this club. Being able to transmit all that love with more lovers of this sport is priceless.

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Ousmane Dembélé talks Tuchel, Messi, Eto’o, Laporta

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In an interview with BeIN Sports, Ousmane Dembele spilled beans on various topics ranging from football to personal life. The interview was conducted before yesterday’s Clásico.

The French winger is reportedly a player who the new president, Joan Laporta, admires a lot. Even during his campaign, the Catalan lawyer raised the issue of Dembele’s renewal. The club has invested heavily in Dembele and has finally started to reap results.

When asked the question about his contract renewal, Dembele explained: “My future? I still have a year left on my contract. There have been no discussions with the club, I’m happy and I feel good.

“A new president has arrived and I don’t really know him, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”

In all the reports that have come out and interviews given by the young players, all of them have mentioned that the club captain, Lionel Messi shares an exceptional with this new generation of players.

On the same lines the World Cup winner said: “Messi gives confidence to the young players in the team and helps us a lot. He gives me advice.”

Dembele is said to be liking his new role up top in the newly found 3-5-2 system by Koeman. He jokingly said in the interview that the dressing room now relates him to Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça legend: “As I now play up top, they call me Samuel Eto’o in the dressing room.”

The Barça winger had an excellent season at Dortmund which led to multiple European giants going into a bidding war for him.

His strike partner during his days in Germany was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whom the Frenchman regarded as `his favorite teammate’. He also said that `Thomas Tuchel is his favorite coach’.

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