Lionel Messi has obtained a warning from Argentina’s World Cup rivals after scoring all 5 objectives in his facet’s pleasant win over Estonia.
Messi offered two assists to assist South American champions Argentina beat European champions Italy within the Finalissima final week.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker and Barcelona legend put in one other excellent efficiency towards Estonia in Spain, scoring an early penalty after which scoring twice in every half as Argentina sealed a 5-0 win.
Messi overtook former Hungarian striker Ferenc Puskas and is now the fourth-highest goalscorer in worldwide males’s soccer, behind solely Malaysia’s Mokhtar Dahari (89), Iran’s Ali Daei (109) and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (117).
It was the primary time Messi, 34, had scored 5 objectives in a single sport for his nation, having achieved the feat in a Champions League sport for Barcelona in 2012.
After Argentina’s win, Messi wrote on Instagram: “We couldn’t finish the season higher. We gained the Finalissima and right now we added extra minutes to organize for the World Cup.
“Thanks once more to everybody who got here to the sphere and to those that are following us from afar. We’re resting for just a few days and we’ll be again very quickly!’
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni added: “I don’t know what else to say about Leo, it’s very troublesome. He’s like Rafa Nadal, what extra are you able to say?
“I’ll let the journalists do the speaking. I’ve no phrases to explain him and particularly all the pieces he does. He’s one in every of a sort and a pleasure to have, coach him… his demeanor and the way he works for this shirt.
“I’ve solely phrases of thanks for Leo, he isn’t a legend of Argentina however of world soccer. The day he stops taking part in we’ll miss him.
“I hope he retains taking part in and everybody enjoys it as a result of it’s a pleasure to see him play.”
Argentina is in Group C at this yr’s World Cup in Qatar alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.
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