On video: World Cup championship celebrations in Argentina (Photo: Reuters)
The celebration of the world champion continues.
On the night between Thursday and Friday, Argentina celebrated against Panama and tonight (between Tuesday and Wednesday) they beat Curaçao 0:7 in another showpiece match, with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick in the first half and becoming the third player ever to cross the 100-goal mark in the national team's uniform - and the first of them to be a world champion .
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top goalscorer in the international division with 122 goals followed by the Iranian Ali Dei with 109, but Messi who scored 102 goals is the only one to win the World Cup.
Tonight against the tiny team, Messi scored a hat trick already in the first half and also added an assist on the way to 0:7.
Messi celebrates his 100th goal.
He added two more until halftime (Photo: GettyImages, JUAN MABROMATA)
The celebration began in the 20th minute when Messi scored his 100th goal in the Albiceleste uniform with a left foot kick and three minutes later Nico Gonzalez doubled the lead.
Gonzales also added an assist to Messi in the 33rd minute and two minutes later the scoreboard already showed 0:3 to Argentina, after Messi set up Enso Fernandez.
Messi completed his hat-trick in the 37th minute from a header by Giovanni Lo Celso, the Villarreal midfielder recovering from an injury that kept him out of the World Cup. The
second half was much calmer, but the game was not over before Angel Di Maria joined the celebrations in the 78th minute when he scored from the penalty spot and the nail The latter was scored by Gonzalo Montiel, the defender who scored the decisive penalty in the World Cup final against France and this time benefited from a assist by Paulo Dybala, who came off the bench along with Di Maria for the last 23 minutes, to make it 0:7 at the end.
By the way, in the Curaçao national team, Hapoel Tel Aviv midfielder Godfried Romerato came off the bench for the last six minutes.
In the national team, X Maccabi Tel Aviv started with Brendley Kovas, who was replaced in the 73rd minute.
Argentina national team