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Lionel Messi makes history by walking: he reached 102 goals with the Argentine National Team


He has been the top scorer for the selected team for a while and now he became the third player in the world to reach that figure.

100 days after winning the World Cup, Lionel Andrés Messi reached 102 goals with the Argentine National Team and it was, finally, against Curaçao at the Madre de Ciudades stadium in Santiago del Estero, a match that Argentina now wins 5-0. walking history

He was close to doubling the figure scored by Gabriel Batistuta

and, furthermore, he is the third player in the world to manage to score three figures with a national team.

The record is held by the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo with 122 goals and second by the Iranian Ali Daei with 109 goals.

This Tuesday was

Rosario's 174th match

with the light blue and white and has a goal average of 0.58.

He is also third, because Daei scored 149 goals and finished with an average of 0.73 goals per game, and CR7 has played 198 games and has an average of 0.61.

Messi debuted in the National Team on August 17, 2005, against Hungary (1-2), a match in which he was sent off 90 seconds after entering.

In 2005 he did not score goals but since 2006 he has scored for 18 consecutive years.

In 2022, with 18 cries, 7 in the World Cup, it was his record year and he reached 98. In this 2023 of celebrations, he scored on Thursday against Panama and now twice against Curaçao.

Until the 1980s, Luis Artime, with 24 goals, was the team's top scorer.

He was surpassed by Diego Maradona, who in the 94 World Cup in the United States, and against Greece, scored his last goal, on 32.

Two years later, in September 1996, Bati reached 33 goals in a qualifying match against Paraguay and completed 54 goals in the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup against Nigeria.

Batigol's brand seemed unbeatable two decades ago.

Messi was barely 15 years old and his name was already famous in La Masía del Barcelona.

In 2004 he made his debut in the First Division of the culé club and in the Sub 20. In 2005, he reached the major.

Eleven years later, he became a record.

It was during the Copa América Centenario played in the United States.

The Argentine captain matched Bati's mark in the 4-1 against Venezuela and surpassed him in the 4-0 against the local team.

In the last 6 years he has scored another 45 goals and reached the centenary mark.

Most of the 102 goals were in official friendly matches, 48.

In addition, he scored 28 in the Qualifiers, 13 in the Copa América and 13 in the World Cup.

He did 90 with his left leg, 10 with his right and 2 with his head.

Most were from plays, 68, another 24 from penalties and 10 from free kicks

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Source: clarin

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