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Argentina vs. Estonia – Football Match Report – June 6, 2022

Lionel Messi scored 5 targets for Argentina in a runaway 5-0 win over Estonia in a pleasant in Pamplona, Spain, on Sunday, taking the South American aspect’s unbeaten run to 33 video games.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker put his less-than-stellar membership season behind him with two targets within the first half and a hat trick after the break, as Argentina loved a simple win over their European foes.

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Messi, who has now netted 86 instances in 162 video games on worldwide responsibility, opened the scoring with a penalty kick within the eighth minute as he waited for goalkeeper Matvei Igonen to commit earlier than firing the ball into the underside proper nook.

The 34-year-old Messi doubled Argentina’s lead simply earlier than halftime and added one other aim two minutes into the second half. He sealed the rating with two extra strikes, within the 71st and 76th minutes. The former Barcelona star moved previous the 84 targets of former Hungary nice Ferenc Puskas.

Messi is now fourth on the all-time listing of worldwide scorers, three targets behind former Malaysia ahead Mokhtar Dahari, in third. Iran’s Ali Daei (109) is second, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo stays first with 117 targets, after scoring two for Portugal on Sunday.

It was Messi’s second five-goal sport of his profession and first for Argentina, after having additionally reached the mark on March 7, 2012, with Barcelona in a 7-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Following the match, Argentina supervisor Lionel Scaloni stated: “I do not know what else I can say. It’s troublesome. He is like Rafa Nadal; what extra are you going to say? There will not be any phrases left to explain him, what he creates. He is exclusive, and it is a pleasure to have him on this group, to teach him, how he behaves and the way he dedicates himself to this shirt.

“We can solely thank him. I do not suppose he is Argentina heritage; I believe he is world heritage. We will miss him when he is now not enjoying. I hope he retains enjoying and everybody enjoys and protects him, as a result of it is a pleasure to look at him.”

Messi had two assists final week when Argentina defeated Italy 3-0 within the first Finalissima assembly of the South American and European champions. Last yr, he helped Argentina win the Copa America for his first main title with the nationwide crew.

The victory prolonged Argentina’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 33 matches because the crew continues its preparation for the World Cup in Qatar in November. La Albiceleste are in Group C, together with Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia.

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