Lionel Messi ratings all 5 Argentina dreams in pleasant to overtake Puskás
Lionel Messi scored all 5 Argentina dreams in a 5-zero pleasant win over Estonia, overtaking Hungary’s incredible Ferenc Puskás a number of the all-time global men’s pinnacle scorers.
The former Barcelona participant were given to polish yet again on Spanish soil in a in shape performed on Sunday at El Sadar withinside the northern metropolis of Pamplona, 430km from what for 21 years he known as home.
Messi have become the primary guy to attain 5 instances in a European Cup or Champions League in shape and in an global sport at senior level. He formerly observed the returned of the internet 5 instances 10 years ago, whilst Barcelona hammered Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 withinside the Champions League closing sixteen 2d leg on the Camp Nou.
Messi, who has scored 86 instances in 162 video games for Argentina, opened the scoring with a penalty withinside the 8th minute whilst he waited for the goalkeeper, Matvei Igonen, to dedicate earlier than firing into the lowest proper corner.
The 34-year-antique Paris Saint-Germain participant doubled Argentina’s lead simply earlier than half-time and brought every other aim mins into the second one half. He sealed the win with extra moves withinside the 71st and 76th mins.
The Argentina captain went beyond the mark set through Puskás, the previous Hungary and – on 4 occasions – Spain ahead, who scored eighty four dreams in 89 video games.
Messi is 3 dreams at the back of the previous Malaysia ahead Mokhtar Dahari, who's 1/3 at the all-time list. Iran’s Ali Daei (109) is 2d and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo first with 117 dreams. Ronaldo scored in Sunday’s 4-zero defeat of Switzerland.