A brace towards Bolivia within the 2021 Copa America helped Messi outperform Chhetri’s worldwide targets …
A brace and an help from Lionel Messi introduced Argentina to a convincing 4-1 win over Bolivia within the remaining group match on the Copa America 2021.
La Albiceleste certified for the quarter-finals with 10 factors from 4 video games and now face Ecuador within the knockout section.
The 2 targets towards Bolivia helped Lionel Messi outperform India’s talisman striker Sunil Chhetri, 74, as he now has 75 targets in his kitten. The FC Barcelona star has scored three targets and supplied two assists in 4 video games to this point within the present Copa America.
The Argentine star is now the ninth prime scorer in worldwide soccer, together with Hungarian Sandor Kocsis, Japanese legend Kunishige Kamamoto and Iraqi Bashar Abdullah.
The 34-year-old star additionally reached one other milestone when he performed his 148th worldwide carrying the Argentine jersey and is now the highest-capped participant within the nation’s historical past. He surpassed his former teammate from Barcelona and Argentina Javier Mascherano (147).
Final week, Messi’s closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo equaled Iran’s Ali Daei’s report of highest worldwide targets when he scored his 109th purpose towards France in Portugal’s remaining group sport at Euro 2020.
The Portuguese star remains to be the highest scorer within the present European Championship, however Portugal have been knocked out of the competitors after shedding 1-0 to Belgium within the spherical of 16.
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