Lionel Messi’s 500th goal earns Barcelona El Clasico win vs Real Madrid

Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi sensationally scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to beat Real Madrid 3-2 in El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday night.

Lionel Messi scored the winner when Real were down to 10 men after Sergio Ramos was shown a red card late in the second half. Barca were 2-1 ahead at the time after goals by Messi and Ivan Rakitic had cancelled out Casemiro’s opener for Real.

Messi’s brace put Barcelona level on points with Real at the top of the table, although Los Merengues still have a game in hand. Barca are temporarily first thanks to their superior goal differential.

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