Author of a hat-trick with Argentina, Tuesday, against Curaçao, Lionel Messi has taken care of his statistics with the Albiceleste. The gap is always wider between the Parisian Messi and the Argentinian Messi…
Argentina and Lionel Messi put on a show on Tuesday to conclude their first rally since the Albiceleste victory in Qatar. Five days after a sluggish success against Panama, the world champions indeed took advantage of the reception of Curaçao to sign a real card with a 7-0 victory. And unsurprisingly, Lionel Messi was the main architect of this show of force.
The Albiceleste captain did indeed score a hat-trick with three goals scored in just over a quarter of an hour during the first half. Three goals that allowed him to enter a little more into the legend of football since the native of Rosario, with now 102 goals on the counter, crossed the bar of 100 goals scored in the selection, thus joining in the history books Cristiano Ronaldo (122) and Ali Dei (109).
The last twelve months have been particularly prolific for Lionel Messi. Since June 2022, Lionel Messi has indeed scored no less than 21 goals in 14 appearances with the Albiceleste. This is more than in 32 matches with PSG over the same period. Despite rising statistics after a very sluggish first season, the Parisian n°30 has only 18 goals to his name. The only consolation prize for the champions of France, his 17 assists delivered with the Red and Blue.