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Another achievement at the team level for Lionel Messi. The 35-year-old Argentine is third in the history of world football in the number of goals scored for the national team.
In a friendly match held in New Jersey (USA), the Argentine national team defeated the Jamaican national team with a score of 3:0. Goals were scored by Julian Alvarez (13th minute) and Lionel Messi (87′, 89′).
With this victory, Lionel Scaloni’s team extended their winning streak to 35 matches, which has been going on for three years. In this regard, the record belongs to the Italian national team – 37 matches (2018-2021 years).
Lionel Messi has scored 90 goals in 165 matches played in the Argentine national team. With this result, Leo surpassed Malaysian Mokhtar Dahari (89 goals in 142 matches) in the list of the best scorers of the national teams and moved swiftly to third place.
All-time international top scorers
This rating is led by Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 117 goals in 188 matches for the Portuguese national team. Iran’s Ali Daei is in second place (109 goals in 149 matches). For information, there are only four players from the leading teams of their generation on the top list. Most of them are representatives of Asia.
Along with everything, Messi celebrated his hundredth victory in international matches against Jamaica. The Argentinian ranks fifth with this indicator, while the leader is the Spanish Sergio Ramos (131 wins).
Lionel Messi has been defending the honor of the Argentine national team, whose captain he is, since 2005. The forward won the 2021 Copa America with the national team and won silver at the 2014 World Championship. Leo will have a chance to win the World Cup this fall at the World Cup in Qatar, which will be held from November 20 to December 18. “Albiceleste” will play in Group C with Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.
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