Pele congratulates Messi after Barcelona captain equals his scoring record
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Pele congratulates Messi after Barcelona captain equals his scoring record

Brazilian legend Pele took to Instagram to congratulate Barcelona captain Lionel Messi for breaking his goalscoring record.

Messi tied his scoring record with Pele on Saturday with his 643rd goal in their 2-2 draw against Valencia and according to Pele, he admired the Argentine soo much.

“When your heart overflows with love, it is difficult to change your path. Like you, I know what it’s like to love wearing the same shirt every day. Like you, I know that there is nothing better than the place we feel at home.

"Congratulations on your historic record, Lionel. But above all, congratulations on your beautiful career in Barcelona. Stories like ours, of loving the same club for so long, unfortunately, will be increasingly rare in football. I admire you very much, @leomessi,” Pele wrote.

Messi’s goal came after he saw a penalty saved by Jaume Doménech but he made amends by bundling the ball home from close range for his sixth La Liga goal of the season.

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