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Atlanta Utd striker Martinez fails to break Messi's 21-game scoring streak

  /  Wyp1993

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez's 15-game scoring streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon.

Martinez had failed to find the net for the first time in 15 league games, a streak dating back to July 7. 

That leaves him an MLS record holder and tied for the second-longest scoring streak in world soccer since MLS began to play in 1996, behind only Messi, who scored in 21 consecutive league games in 2013-14. 

 Martinez's run brought him within two goals of the lead for the 2019 Golden Boot presented by Audi, level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 26 and behind Carlos Vela's 28 goals.