Lionel Messi hits hat-trick against Curacao!

A few days after their victory against Panama, Lionel Messi's Argentina played another friendly match, against Curacao, with the Albiceleste winning by seven goals to nil.

Once again, Leo Messi wore the captain's armband at the start of the game, but this time he went on to score a hat-trick in the space of 17 minutes. The Parisian striker's performance took him past the 100-goal mark for his country, ending on 102. He is already the top scorer in the history of the Albiceleste, but is now the third player to surpass the 100-goal mark for a national team - after Iran's Ali Daei (109 goals) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (122).

Friendly match
Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades (Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
Goals by Lionel Messi (20', 33', 37'), Nicolas Gonzalez (23'), Enzo Fernandez (35'), Angel Di Maria (78') and Gonzalo Montiel (87').

ARGENTINA: E. Martinez (Armani, 79'), Montiel, Pezzella, Otamendi (Foyth, 49'), Acuña, Lo Celso (Di Maria, 66'), Fernandez (Palacios, 49'), Mac Allister (De Paul, 49'), Messi, La. Martinez (Dybala, 66'), Gonzalez. Coach: L. Scaloni.

CURAÇAO: Room, Gaari, Martina, van Eijma (Troupée, 72'), Floranus, Kuwas (Severina, 72'), Anita (Roemeratoe, 83'), Gorré (Antonisse, 57'), L Bacuna (Felida, 83'), Janga (Zivkovic, 57'), J. Bacuna. Coach: R. Bicentini.