Lionel Messi has gone beyond Legendary Brazilian striker, Pele to become the undisputed top men International scorer on the continent of South America with 79 goals.
Messi scored all three goals in Argentina’s 3 – 0 over Bolivia in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier thereby surpassing former teammate Luis Suarez to become CONMEBOL’s leading scorer in World Cup qualifying with 26 goals.
This adds to an impressive international year for the maestro, who also won his first major international trophy, the COPA America over the Summer.
After the match, he posted on his social media page: “I dreamed a lot about this day and thank God it came.
“I have no words to thank you for all the love received. What a beautiful night, I really enjoyed it. Unforgettable.”