Against Bolivia, Messi Can Overtake Pele Goals Record
Lionel Messi has a big chance to overtake Pele in international goalscoring
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | Lionel Messi did not manage to add to his international goals tally after Argentina's match against Brazil was canceled, but La Pulga still has a chance to score again in the match against Bolivia. Team Tango is planned to meet Bolivia in the continuation of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday (9/9). Without health problems, Messi can be a superior starter for coach Lionel Scaloni. With that situation, Messi also regained his strength through Pele's international goal record.
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Messi now ranks eighth in the list of male footballers who have scored the most international goals by amassing 76 goals for the Argentine national team. The former Barcelona player is only 1 goal behind Pele, who had tasted fame with Brazil. Bolivia is an enemy that is often uprooted, Messi. Messi has scored 5 times against Bolivia. That number only lost to the goal of Ecuador, which the PSG player scored 6 times and is the same as Messi's goals against Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Also, read Ronaldo Records after Becoming a Hero at Manchester United versus Villarreal.
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In the last face-to-face in the 2021 Copa America, Messi netted twice against Bolivia in a match that ended 4-1 for Argentina. Messi had also scored 1 goal against Bolivia in the 2018 World Cup qualifying match. While 2 other goals were made in an experimental match 6 years ago in the USA which ended 7-0 for Argentina To surpass Pele's international goal record, Messi needed to score 2 goals in the match against Bolivia.
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If he can score 2 goals, then Messi will have a total of 78 goals at the world level or equal to former Iraqi national team player Hussein Saeed who is in sixth place. Cristiano Ronaldo still leads the list of male soccer players with the most international goals. An additional 2 goals against Ireland made Ronaldo now collect 111 goals with Portugal. Ronaldo is 2 goals ahead of Iran legend Ali Daei, who has lasted for 15 years. Also, read Waiting for Ronaldo to Save the Red Devils from Hell.
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