Messi becomes first South American to score 80 international goals

Lionel Messi became the first South American to score 80 international goals.

He reached the milestone during his Argentina side’s win against Uruguay in World Cup qualifying.

Captain Messi opened the scoring for his side with a floated cross that somehow evaded the goalkeeper.

Rodrigo de Paul doubled Argentina’s lead before half-time, with Lautaro Martinez adding a third after the break.

“We played a great game. Everything worked out perfectly,” Messi said.

“Uruguay wait for you and they generate danger. Once we got the first goal we started to find space and the goals appeared.”

Argentina are now 24 games unbeaten and their latest win keeps up the pressure on Brazil in South America’s World Cup qualifying group.

The victory narrows the gap between Brazil and second-placed Argentina at the top of the 10-team group to six points.

Brazil drew 0-0 with Colombia earlier on Sunday.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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