Lionel Messi sets new records Recently became the first South American player to score 80 goals for the national team.
Lionel Messi has become the first player to score 80 goals for the South American national team. After scoring one goal in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Uruguay.
Argentina defeated Uruguay 3-0 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America. Came from goals from Messi, Rodrygo de Paul and Lautaro Martinez on Sunday 10 October.
He broke Gabriel Batistuta’s long-standing goalscoring record for Argentina’s 54th goal against Uruguay. His 80th addition to Uruguay, making him the first player in South America to score. 80 goals for the national team, after the game the trophy of the continental football federation was also presented to the Paris Saint-Germain forward.
Messi played for the Argentine national team for the first time in 2005 until now. The former Barcelona superstar holds the record for the highest number of appearances for the Blues in history with 155 games.