Messi makes a hat-trick and Argentina beats Bolivia 3-0 in the qualifiers – Prime Time Zone


Jersey 10 became the top scorer of South American teams with 79 goals, surpassing Pelé

EFE / Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / POOLLionel Messi sets record for Argentina

Lionel Messi continues to do his ‘magic’ for the Argentine national team. At stake against the Bolivia, by South American qualifiers to the 2022 World Cup, the shirt 10 scored a great goal to open the score. In the 14th minute, he received the ball on the edge of the area, gave the opponent a pen and kicked it into the angle of goalkeeper Musso. The goal places him as the top scorer for South American teams in history with 79 goals, surpassing Skin, with 77 goals. Argentina continued on top and had more chances in the match. In the second half, at 19 minutes, Messi scored again and expanded the score. At 43, the shirt 10 made another one and closed the score 3-0. With 18 points, Scaloni’s men are second in the table, behind only Brazil. At Data Fifa October, Albiceleste faces the selection of Paraguay day 7, away from home, the Uruguay 10th and the Peru on the 14th, at home.