Messi sets new record with Argentina
Argentina, featuring Paris Saint-Germain stars Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Lionel Messi recorded a 3-0 win over Bolivia in Thursday's World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespuci in Buenos Aires.
Leo Messi netted all three goals - his 77th, 78th and 79th for his country, in the process becoming the highest South American international goal scorer ahead of Pele.
ARGENTINA 3-0 BOLIVIA (H-T: 1-0)
FIFA World Cup - Qatar 2022 - South America qualifying - Matchday 9
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespuci (Buenos Aires)
Goals: Messi 14', 64', 88'.
ARGENTINA: Musso - Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi (Li. Martinez, 82'), Acuña - Di Maria (Gonzalez, 71'), De Paul (Palacio, 82'), Paredes, Gomez (J. Correa, 62') - Messi (c), La. Martinez (A. Correa, 71'). Coach: Lionel Scaloni.
BOLIVIA: Lampe - Je. Sagredo (Villamil, 77'), Jusino, Haquin, Quinteros, Jo. Sagredo - Saavedra (Fernandez, 68'), Justiniano, Villarroel (Vaca, 46') - Vaca Urquisa (Algaranaz, 68'), Martins (c). Coach: Cesar Farias.