Messi scores a quintuple with Argentina and becomes the 3rd top scorer in the history of the selections

World Cup mode: On. Already named Man of the Match of the “Finalissima” against Italy on June 1 (3-0), and this without having scored, Leo Messi this time showed no mercy towards poor Matvei Igonen. In a friendly with Argentina against Estonia this Sunday at the Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona (Spain), the Argentine number 10 scored a quintuple for a 5-0 victory.

A manita on its own which started in the 8th minute, on penalty (1-0). Just before the break, he sends under the bar a very nice pass from Papu Gomez in the area (2-0). A minute after returning from the locker room, he deflects a low cross from the left in the Molina area (3-0). At that time, he had already joined, in the ranking of the top scorers in the history of national selections, the immense Ferenc Puskás. The Argentinian had 81 units before the start of the meeting, against 84 for the Hungarian.

The Pulga breaks new records

He will add two more: in the 70th, he takes advantage of a confusion in the Estonian defense to challenge and deceive Igonen (4-0) then, in the 76th, he is on the lookout for a long shot from Dybala pushed back by the goalkeeper and which falls at his feet (5-0).

With these two additional pawns, Messi not only distances Puskas but also exceeds the 3rd in this ranking of scorers in the selection: the Malaysian Mokhtar Dahari, and his 85 units. Only the Iranian Ali Daei and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, his great rival and who again scored a double in the League of Nations against Switzerland this Sunday, are still ahead The Pulga.

A performance that gives hope to PSG supporters. Flagship recruit of the Paris transfer window last season, Leo Messi and his 6 small goals in Ligue 1 never showed his true face in the red and blue jersey.

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