Lionel Messi has once again left football fans in awe as he scored his 100th international goal in Argentina’s 7-0 friendly win over Curacao. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has been the backbone of Argentina’s football team for over a decade and continues to prove his worth on the field.
Messi’s first international goal came in March 2006, against Croatia in a 3-2 defeat. Seventeen years later, he has reached a new milestone by scoring his 100th international goal against Curacao in just 20 minutes of the game. The Argentine captain scored his second goal of the match just after the half-hour mark to make it 3-0 and completed his hat-trick in the 37th minute, showcasing his dominance over the game.
The 35-year-old has now scored seven hat-tricks for the national team, with his latest one against Curacao being an exceptional display of his skills. Messi’s teammate, Nicolas Gonzalez, praised him after the match, saying that he cannot be described in words and that he is the best in the world. Gonzalez also mentioned that every time Messi touches the ball, he makes everyone smile.
Messi’s incredible goal-scoring ability is not limited to his national team. He is also the all-time top scorer for Barcelona, where he has won numerous domestic and international titles. Messi has won seven Ballon d’Or awards, a record he shares with Cristiano Ronaldo, his great rival and the all-time top scorer in international football with 122 goals.
Despite his impressive achievements, Messi remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He continues to work hard and strive for excellence, inspiring millions of football fans around the world.
For Argentina, this win against Curacao was the second match since their dramatic World Cup triumph against France in Qatar in December 2022. The victory was a testament to the team’s strength and Messi’s leadership, as they dominated their overmatched opponents.
As Messi continues to make history on the football pitch, his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time is secure. His 100th international goal is a testament to his talent, dedication, and love for the game, and it will be remembered for years to come as a defining moment in the history of football pitch.