Lionel Messi is a milestone man, a record breaker, And his club Barcelona have picked out 10 targets for him in 2017 to reach.Barcelona’s official website lists 10 challenges for Leo Messi in 2017. Here are all the ten targets that Lionel Messi may reach in this calender year.
1- Reach his 500th goal for FC Barcelona: He has 476 goals in competitive games so just needs 24 more to do it.
2-Reach 100 UCL goals: Messi currently has 93 in the Champions League so seven more would see him hit a century.
3- Game 600: Messi has played 551 games for the club so provided he can stay fit he should hit 600 this year.
4- European dreams: Lionel Messi has won four editions of the Champions League (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015), so will be aiming to make it five in May.
5- Europe’s top scorer of all-time for a single club: Messi has scored 476 goals for Barcelona. To become Europe’s top scorer of all-time for a single club, he needs to catch up to Gerd Muller’s 525 for Bayern Munich.
6- Las Palmas calling: Lionel Messi has scored against every club in La Liga bar Las Palmas. He can do that on January 14 when they visit Camp Nou.
7- Overseas targets:Messi has scored 97 goals against foreign sides. He needs three more to get his century, with a chance coming up in the Champions League against PSG in February.
8- Opening Goal:Hugo Sanchez scored the opening goal in La Liga games 76 times, Messi is five behind him. Can opener.
19 Victory milestone: Messi has won in 390 games for Barcelona, in 551 games. 10 more wins sees him hit 400.
10- Starting star: Messi has 484 starts for Barcelona, so 16 more times will see him make 500.