Failing to shine, Lionel Messi has entered the annals of Argentine football a little more.
A victory and that’s it. Argentina did not shine on Monday against Paraguay for their third match at the Copa America. Albiceleste nevertheless preserved the essentials by winning 1-0. Thanks to this success, sealed from the 10e minute thanks to a goal from Papu Gomez, the Argentines have indeed validated their qualification for the quarter-finals.
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Scorer against Paraguay and to his advantage against Uruguay, Lionel Messi was like his team: ordinary. The six-fold Golden Ball nevertheless took advantage of this meeting to offer a new record.
Lionel Messi has indeed honored his 147e selection with the Albiceleste, thus tying the record of Javier Mascherano. The Argentine No. 10, who started his international career on August 16, 2005, has 73 goals in 147 matches, already making him the top scorer in Argentina.
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