Watch: Messi ties Batistuta’s Argentina goal record
Lionel Messi tied Argentina’s all-time goal record with a score against Venezuela on Saturday in the Copa America quarterfinals.
Messi entered the night with 53 goals, one short of Gabriel Batistuta’s Argentina record.
Nicolás Gaitan made the perfectly timed pass as Messi received it for a three-on-two before finding the net.
Watch the play below.
With a win, Argentina advances to play the United States on Tuesday in Houston in the Copa America semifinals.