Lionel Messi made a hat-trick against Bolivia with impressive goals.
Lionel Messi put on a great show to lead his country to victory in Buenos Aires over Bolivia with a 3-0 win.
It is precisely what La Albiceleste required after the chaos in Sao Paulo during Argentina’s match against Brazil, which lasted only seven minutes.
To begin with, Messi was unplayable. Even his first attempt was pointless. Messi grabbed the ball with his back towards goal, about 30 yards away.
On the other side, Bolivia would not have been too concerned. Read More: British tennis star Emma Raducanu makes history at the US Open.
However, Messi turned on himself and broke the Bolivian defense. From 20 yards, he made a stunning finish to the top corner.
MESSI WHAT A GOAL, INSANE pic.twitter.com/otegK2zcf3
— J. (@MessiIizer) September 9, 2021
After a thrilling link-up match with Lautaro Martinez, Messi exceeded Carlos Lampe and became the highest international men’s goalscorer in South American football history.
For the record, Messi trails the female Brazilian duo Marta (109) & Cristiane (96) for the total number of goals any South American player scored at an international level.
Messi seized a parry from exceeding to score home and take the match ball.
Messi now has 79 goals from 153 international caps. He trails Cristiano Ronaldo’s record by 111 goals by 32.
Messi may catch the Portuguese legend with just a few more nights.
In the meantime, the Argentina team celebrated their Copa America victory in front of their fans.
Messi said that he was nervous but wanted to enjoy the match. He also added, “It was the best thing I have ever done. We won the most crucial game and can now celebrate.”
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