In the 14th minute, Lionel Messi scored the first from a ball by Leandro Daniel Paredes to give them a lead going to the halftime break. In the 64th minute, Lionel Messi scored his second and completed the hattrick in the 88th minute as Argentina cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at home.
The win against Bolivia came after Argentina were unable to play away against Brazil. It all gave Argentina the opportunity to celebrate winning the 2021 Copa America in front of their fans the first trophy Messi would win with the national team.
Argentine players wore the emblem on their jersey for winning the Copa America. In the game, Messi set two records that will last for a while in the game against Bolivia.
Messi set the record for most goals scored by a South American player. In the game, he surpassed the record of the legendary Brazil superstar Pele who had 77 goals.
Messi was also able to break the record of Luis Suarez as the top scorer in CONMEBOL world cup qualifiers. It was a great night for Messi who set two new records.
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