Lionel Messi surpasses 100 goals for Argentina with a first-half hat-trick in their 7-0 win over Curacao
Lionel Messi surpasses 100 goals for Argentina when he scores a hat-trick in the first half in the world champions’ 7-0 friendly win over Curacao
Lionel Messi surpassed Argentina’s career 100 goals with a hat-trick in the first half of the world champions’ 7-0 defeat by Curacao on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old Messi opened the scoring for the milestone 100 in the international friendly against the Caribbean team in the 20th minute with a right-footed shot from the edge of the box.
He added his 101st for Argentina with a cross from the keeper’s right and his 102nd after an easy run to goal. Argentina led Curacao 5-0 at half-time, with Nico Gonzalez and Enzo Fernandez also putting their names on the scoreboard.
The Argentina captain is behind just two players on the list for most goals scored for national teams in official matches; Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo with 122 and Iran’s Ali Daei with 109.
The friendly in Santiago del Estero is Argentina’s second since winning the World Cup in December. Messi’s team beat Panama 2-0 in Buenos Aires last week.
Lionel Messi surpassed 100 career goals for Argentina with a hat-trick against Curacao on Tuesday
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11913705/Lionel-Messi-surpasses-100-goal-mark-Argentina-half-hattrick-7-0-rout-Curacao.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Lionel Messi surpasses 100 goals for Argentina with a first-half hat-trick in their 7-0 win over Curacao