Argentina captain Lionel Messi broke Pele's record, scored a hat-trick against Bolivia
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has registered a big achievement in his name in the FIFA World Cup qualifier match played against Bolivia.
Messi, one of the great players of football, has overtaken the great Brazilian football player Pele in the goal of scoring a hat-trick in this match. With this, Argentine captain Lionel Messi has become the highest goalscorer for South America in international matches.
Messi completed his hat-trick by scoring goals in the 14th, 64th and 87th minutes in the qualifier match against Bolivia played in Buenos Aires on Friday. In this match, Argentina defeated Bolivia 3-0. Lionel Messi is now at number six in the list of highest goalscorers in international matches. Pele scored 77 goals.
Lionel Messi has scored 79 goals in 153 matches. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 111 goals in 180 matches. While Ali Dei has scored 109, Mokhtar Dahari has scored 89, Ferenc Puskas has 84, Godfrey Chitlu has scored 79 goals in international matches.