Argentina vs Panama: Argentina And Paris Saint-Germain Forward Lionel Messi Reaches 800 Career Goals. FIFA world cup 2022 winning team captain Lionel Messi scored his 800th top-level goal. Argentina scored 2-0 against Panama. He is only the second player to reach this milestone after Cristiano Ronaldo, having scored a total of 672 goals over 17 seasons for Barcelona and an additional 29 for PSG, along with 99 international goals.
As captain of Argentina, he added another goal by scoring an impressive free-kick during the match against Panama. On Tuesday, when Argentina plays Curacao, Messi will have a chance to score his hundredth international goal.
Argentina And Paris Saint-Germain Forward Lionel Messi Reaches 800 Career Goals
The forward for Paris Saint-Germain, who still faces questions about his club’s future, played for his country on Thursday in a friendly against Panama in Buenos Aires. Messi scored a spectacular goal in the 89th minute to secure a 2-0 win after Thiago Almada opened the scoring earlier. The home crowd was thrilled with Messi’s performance and he reached another personal milestone with this goal.
Before kick-off, Messi was close to tears. This was Argentina’s first match since winning the global crown in the Middle East. After playing against Panama and hoisting the World Cup trophy aloft once more, he took another lap of honor.
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If Messi keeps playing and stays fit, he’ll likely reach 900 club appearances next season and score in his 20th straight top-flight season. He’s currently Argentina’s most-capped player with 172 appearances and needs just one more goal to achieve a century of goals for his country.
Ronaldo (118) and Ali Daei are the only players who have scored more men’s international goals than Messi, who scored 109 times for Iran between ’93 and ’06. The landmarks keep coming for Messi; he often rewrites history. Recently, he scored his 800th goal, leaving him one away from reaching the centennial milestone with Argentina.