3 Records Created by Messi Finished Hat-trick with Argentina

Lionel Messi After Argentina beat Bolivia

Lionel Messi After Argentina beat Bolivia

Netgenz - Netizen buzz SportLionel Messi didn't just make a hat-trick when the Argentine national team won 3-0 over Bolivia. The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker scored three amazing records because of that hat-trick. Messi became a star when Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0 in the CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup Qualification zone in a match that took place at the Historic Stadium, Buenos Aires, Friday (10/9) morning WIB. Messi brought Argentina 3 goals, aka made a hat trick against Bolivia. This is Messi's first hat-trick with 3 goals against Eibar in the Spanish League on 22 February 2020.

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Through their victory in Bolivia, Argentina continued to keep their distance from Brazil at the top of the CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup Qualification standings. Team Tango is still six points adrift of Brazil, who beat Peru in the other game, at the top of the table. His win over Bolivia, netting a hat-trick, made the night at the Historic Stadium very special for Messi. Because after the match, Messi was able to celebrate the prestigious title with Argentine sympathizers for the first time. Messi shows the 2021 Copa America title after the match against Bolivia.

"I often dream about days like this and thank God this day has finally come. I have no words to thank you for all the love I have received. A beautiful night, I really enjoyed it. Not to be missed," Messi wrote via Instagram finished the game. Interestingly, Messi's hat-trick not only made La Pulga through Pele's goal record. Messi overall scored three impressive records through a hat trick against Bolivia.

Here are three of Messi's impressive records after scoring a hat-trick for Argentina against Bolivia in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

1. Breaking Pele's goal record

It's just a matter of time for Messi to surpass Brazil legend Pele's international goalscoring record. Before the match against Bolivia began, the 34-year-old striker was only 1 goal behind with Pele's international record of 77 goals. A record of 3 goals scored against Bolivia makes Messi currently collect 79 goals from 153 matches with the Argentine national team and through Pele's record. Finished through Pele's record, Messi is now looking at Ferenc Puskas' record which is in 4th place. The Hungarian national team legend collected 84 goals from 85 matches between 1945 and 1956.

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2. South America's Top Score

A hat-trick against Bolivia made Messi the top scorer in international football for the South American region. The four players/former players who are ahead of Rossi in international football's top scorer are none from South America. Above Messi are Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) with 111 goals, Ali Daei (Iran) with 109 goals), Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) with 89 goals and Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas who is in 4th place with 84 goals. The South American player who is Messi's closest competitor in the top scorer list is Neymar, who is in 21st position with 69 goals from 113 matches for the Brazilian national team.

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Screenshots of Instagram / LeoMessi

Screenshots of Instagram / LeoMessi

Neymar most recently scored 1 goal when Brazil beat Peru in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

3. World Cup Qualifying Goals Record

Messi's success in making a hat-trick against Bolivia made the former Barcelona player the top scorer for the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification zone or South America. Messi through the record that was originally held by his former teammate at Barcelona, Luis Suarez. La Pulga has now scored 26 goals in 53 World Cup Qualifying matches with the Argentine national team.

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