AP | , Santiago Del Estero
Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and surpassed 100 profession targets for Argentina with three within the first half of Tuesday’s worldwide pleasant towards Curacao. The World Cup winners beat the Caribbean facet 7-0 of their second match since clinching the trophy in December.
The 35-year-old Messi opened the scoring towards Curacao within the twentieth minute with a right-foot shot from the sting of the field to succeed in the 100-goal milestone. Nico Gonzalez added one other three minutes later with a header from shut vary.
Messi then scored his one hundred and first for Argentina within the thirty third minute with a crossed shot to the correct of the goalkeeper and his 102nd within the thirty seventh after a straightforward run to attain. Two minutes earlier he had assisted Enzo Fernandez’ blast from the sting of the field.
The Argentine captain trails solely two gamers on the listing of most targets scored for nationwide groups in official matches; Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, with 122, and Iran’s Ali Daei, with 109.