Lionel Messi is not just a word class footballer, he is also a player who always love to prove his critics wrong by performing brilliantly on the field of play especially when he has been written off.
Messi once again put up a great display as he features for Argentina in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifying matches. In his usual manner, Messi put his name on the scorer's sheet as he netted the first goal for his country against their opponent Uruguay on Monday.
The game eventually ended 3-0 in favour of the Argentines after Messi opened scoring in the 38th minute of the encounter. Rodrigo de Paul made it two nil for Argentina in the 45th minute while Lautaro Martinez makes it 3 in the 62nd minute to seal the deal.
With the goal scored against Uruguay, Messi has become the first South American player in history to reach 80 goals in a national team.
With this feat, Messi has been able to beat other South American top scorers like the great Pele and even Neymar who have also scored a couple of goals for their countries.
The South American Top Scorer's chart is now being topped by Lionel Messi with 80 goals to his kitty.
80 - Lionel Messi
77 - Pele
69 - Neymar
63 - Luis Suarez
55 - Romario
54 - Gabriel Batistuta
With more games to be played for Argentina, it is believed that Messi would still break the record he set by himself.
Do you think that Messi would retire from the national team after the World Cup in Qatar 2022?
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