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The World of Messi
11:53 | Planet Futbol
The World of Messi
Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

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Lionel Messi broke Argentina’s national-team record for goals scored on Tuesday.

Messi’s 55th international score came in the Copa America against the United States. He tied Gabriel Batistuta’s previous record of 54 last week against Venezuela.

Messi scored the record-breaker in the 31st minute on an absolutely sublime free kick, which he buried in the top-right corner of the goal. It gave Argentina a 2-0 lead at the time, and La Albiceleste went on to win 4-0 to secure their place in the Copa America final for a second straight summer.

You can watch the play below:

Here’s how the goal was called in Argentina:

And here's how it looked from the stands at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Messi, who turns 29 later this month, has played for Argentina’s national team since 2005.

 

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