Barcelona, July 1 -- : Barcelona's Lionel Messi on Wednesday scored his 700th career goal during the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid.

Messi reached the milestone after scoring through a penalty in the 50th minute of the match.

"Leo Messi's penalty against Atletico Madrid was the 700th of his professional career -630 for Barca and 70 for Argentina, including official and friendly games. Counting friendlies for Barca too, he has 735 goals," Barcelona said in a statement.

Messi's first goal came on May 1, 2005, at the Camp Nou against Albacete.

Barcelona was restricted to a 2-2 draw by Atletico Madrid during their clash. With this draw, Barcelona failed to pip Real Madrid to reclaim their top spot on the La Liga table.

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