Lionel Messi, Argentina captain, has broken Pele ‘s Brazilian football legend goal record.
Messi gifted in soccer netted a hat-trick as they beat Bolivia 3-0 in a World Cup qualifying fixture in Buenos Aires.
Messi’s total tally of international goals is 79, which is two more than Pele’s.
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Messi is however behind Brazilian duo of Marta (109) and Cristiane (96) for the overall record for most goals scored by a South American player at the international level.
Third on the men’s list is the 34-year-old’s friend and Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar, who has 69 international goals for Brazil.
Messi who expressed him self said — “I was very nervous, I just wanted to enjoy the night. I waited a long time for this.
“We won the game that was the most important thing and now we can celebrate,” an emotional Messi said after the match.