Tuesday’s 7-0 friendly matchup with Curacao saw Argentine ace Lionel Messi score his 100th goal for his country.
At Santiago del Estero’s Stadium Unico Madre de Ciudades, the 35-year-old Argentine captain scored a hat-trick to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the 100-goal club.
Additional scorers in the exhibition game included Nicolas Gonzalez, Enzo Fernandez, Angel Di Maria, and Gonzalo Montiel.
Messi has became the first world cup winner to achieve 100 goals for his country, surpassing only Ali Daei (122) and Cristiano Ronaldo (122). (109).
In Buenos Aires last week, during a 2-0 international friendly win against Panama, he scored his 800th goal of his career.
Argentina overcame 2018 champion France 4-2 on penalties in Qatar, and Messi led the South American squad to victory and the 2022 World Cup championship.