The Argentinian football legend and GOAT Lionel Messi is now a to scorer. He scored a hat-trick to beat Pelé’s record and cruised his way to the top with Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
This has made Messi the highest international scorer in South American history of the sport.
Messi fought for his 77th, 78th and 79th international goals for his team to qualify for next year’s finals in Qatar. He made his 153rd appearance for Argentina and stood at Pele’s mark of 77 goals in the 14th minute.
He moved one clear of Pele in the 64th minute with his second goal and won the final shot, completing the 7th international hat-trick of his career, two minute before time.
With Messi in his mischievous form, his time might have scored more goals. He might have had a second goal in the first half, however, he did manage to help Argentina cruise home with the big finish.
The victory leaves the Argentinian team, two-time World Cup winners, second in South America’s overall standings, qualifying with 18 points from 8 games.
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