Argentine superstar Lionel Messi showed last night why he is the best player in the world. He scored all the five goals in this match against Estonia and made another world record. He is the only player in the world to have five goals in a single game for both the club and country. With five goals against Estonia, Lionel Messi got his 8th career hattrick for Argentina. Moreover, Leo Messi becomes the 4th highest goalscorer in the international match with 86 goals.
The European teams are busy playing in the UEFA Nations League. So, the Latin American teams like Argentina are preparing for the upcoming World Cup by playing international friendly matches. Last night, the Albiceleste met Estonia at El Sadar. In this match, Argentina’s boss Lionel Scaloni made massive changes. From the squad against Italy, Scaloni kept only Messi and De Paul and changed the rest. Last night, Scaloni changed nine players.
However, Argentina started dominating from the very early of the match. They were going inside the opponent’s box and created many chances. It was very difficult for the defender of Estonia to stop Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez. To stop them, one of the defenders of Estonia fouled Messi inside the box. As a result, the match referee offered a penalty kick to Argentina. Messi took the kick and made no mistakes. After that, Estonia tried to equalize but never found the net. Furthermore, they conceded just before half-time as Leo Messi doubled the lead in the 45th minute.
Returning from the break, Argentina were on fire. They had gone wild to score more. Especially, Messi was so desperate to find the net as he had a bad season at his new club, PSG. In the 47th minute, Messi completed his hattrick by scoring a stunning goal with the help of Molina. It’s his 8th hattrick for Argentina.
After completing the hattrick, Messi never stopped. He scored two more goals before 90 minutes. In the 71st minute, Messi scored his 4th goal of the match. Five minutes later, he hit again! This time he beat Estonia’s goalkeeper to score the 5th goal. Estonia didn’t create a chance in the entire match to find the net. As a result, Argentina won the game by a massive 5-0 margin against Estonia.