Brazil footballer Pele hails Messi after 600th goal landmark
Barcelona : Lionel Messi on Wednesday scored his 600th goal for Barcelona following a brace against Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals. The social media is flooded with congratulatory tweets for the 31-year-old.
Brazil footballer Pele has also extended his wishes to Messi for the historic landmark.
I would like to offer my congratulations to you, Lionel Messi, on your 600th goal. What a way to score it. Fabulous. ⚽️ // Gostaria de oferecer meus parabéns a você, Lionel Messi, pelo seu gol número 600. E que maneira de atingir essa marca. Sensacional. ⚽️ @TeamMessi https://t.co/VH5u7U4d8H— Pelé (@Pele) May 2, 2019
After the match, Pele paid tribute to the striker. He posted on Twitter: “I would like to congratulate you, Lionel Messi, for your 600th goal. What a way to score it. Sensational.”
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp also labeled Messi as the greatest ever.
“Messi would be for me, as a player I saw, the number one. Cristiano Ronaldo is for sure in that as well and all the rest we have to see.” Klopp had said on Tuesday. “It’s not only about Messi but of course it’s about him as well. We should in a lot of moments focus on Messi but if we only concentrate on him there are 10 world class players who can decide the game.”
“Messi said before the season we want to bring back that cup. All I can say is we want to go the final as well. If we can show that tomorrow night, that would be good.” Klopp added.
With the win in the game, Barcelona has sealed the place in La Liga final of the Copa Del Rey and one match away with a 3-0 advantage for teh Champions League final.