The goals of the week, 22.3 (Sport1)
It's just a friendly match, but the whole country is in a frenzy: tonight (between Thursday and Friday) the Argentine national team will meet Panama at the Monumental Stadium for the first time as world champions, after winning the World Cup in Qatar.
Of course, the stadium will be full of 80,000 spectators in Buenos Aires, and in Argentina they claim that if there were a million seats in the stadium, they would have sold all the tickets even then.
A big celebration awaits the audience, with music performances, a "real party" before and after the game.
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Messi (Photo: Reuters)
But as always, the highlight will be Leo Messi, the man who feels the love overwhelmingly in Argentina, compared to the cold apathy in Paris.
So what will happen if Messi scores against Panama?
If he scores a goal, it will be his 800th goal in his professional career!
672 goals in the Barcelona uniform, 98 in the national team uniform and another 29 in the PSG uniform.
The last goal he scored was against Nantes on March 4.
If he scores a brace, he will reach 100 goals in the Argentina national team uniform.
Messi is already the greatest scorer in the history of the Albiceleste, but he will be able to improve his record, and reach a round number.
The last time he scored in Argentina's uniform was in the final, against France.
If he scores a hat trick - he will not only reach 802 goals in his career and 101 with Argentina - he will complete his 57th hat trick in his career (48 in Barca, 8 in Argentina).
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