Lionel Messi breaks a new record
Lionel Messi broke another record in his incredible career after securing his 85th victory in the Argentina blue and white jersey. He became the player to have won the most matches for the Albiceleste.
The South American giants beat Peru 2-0 at the Estadio Nacional de Lima to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, thanks to goals from Nicolas Gonzalez and Inter star Lautaro Martinez.
The FC Barcelona forward had one of his best games despite not scoring, with an important victory for coach Lionel Scaloni.
This victory was historic for the Pulga. Indeed, the 33-year-old star contributed to his 85th victory as an Argentina international, breaking the 84 wins set by Javier Mascherano.
Mascherano had his total in 147 caps, while Messi did better in five games less than the former West Ham United and Liverpool star.
The duo has competed in some major international tournaments together, reaching the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.
While Mascherano retired on Monday, Messi still has many years to write even more history for Argentina.
Messi remains rooted in 71 international goals, which is another record he holds in his home country. This denier aspires to the world trophy he has long dreamed of on the biggest stage of all.