Messi breaks Pele’s goals record

Messi breaks Pele’s goals record

Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, has equaled Pele’s South American men’s goal scoring record.

In a World Cup qualifying match in Buenos Aires, Argentina defeated Bolivia 3-0, with Messi scoring a hat-trick.

With this goal, he now has 79 international goals, two more than Pele.

Messi, on the other hand, trails Marta (109) and Cristiane (96) for the most goals scored by a South American player in international competition.

The 34-year-friend old’s and Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar, who has 69 international goals for Brazil, is third on the men’s list.

“I was quite apprehensive, and all I wanted to do was enjoy the evening. This was something I had been looking forward to for a long time.

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“We won the game that was the most important thing and now we can celebrate,” an emotional Messi said after the match.

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