Historical target view
Messi has scored more runs for Argentina than ever before
6/6/2022, 9:01 am
Lionel Messi in gala form: Of course, this is a friendly and yes, the enemy “only” Estonia, but the 34-year-old he still creates a glorious moment. He scored five goals for his Argentina national team.
Lionel Messi enchants the world with a historic goal show. The Argentine superstar scored five goals against the Estonian national team. He had never scored more goals in a game for his country before. In a friendly in Pamplona, Spain, he scored twice in the first half and added 3 more runs after the break. “We could not have finished the season better. We won the finalsimase and played more time in preparation for the World Cup today,” Messi wrote on Instagram: “We will rest for a few days. Come back very soon.”
He has scored a maximum of three goals in one game for Argentina so far. At club level, he scored five goals in FC Barcelona’s 7-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in round 16 of the 2011/2012 season. He has now scored 86 international goals, beating Hungarian legend Frank Puskas (84). Messi is the fourth highest goalscorer in the men’s national team – behind Cristiano Ronaldo (117), Iran’s Ali Day (109) and Malaysian icon Mokdar Tahari (89).
Eight minutes later he scored a 1-0 victory over the Estonians on average penalty. With a half-time whistle he increased his routine. By left foot shot in the far corner. And as soon as the game started again “La Pulca” got back there. He trimmed a cross inside from a little distance. He finally put the four-pack together 71 minutes later, benefiting from a tough drop-out by the Estonian defenders. After a fight in midfield, they stop playing for a while, and Messi marches towards the goal – and scores.
Messi scored a historic goal in five minutes. The ball fell at Messi’s feet in the penalty spot after several shots by his teammates or saved by goalkeeper Matvi Icon. He did not need to listen for long and finished his amazing goal show in Pamplona. “From the best Messi the national team has ever seen,” cheered the “Ole” newspaper. “La Nacio” wrote: “Another incredible record.” Argentina have already won the “Finalisima” – the South American champions’ clash against European champions – 3-0 on Wednesday, with Messi providing two assists. In the Copa America last year, he won the long-awaited title with the national team.