Argentina v Uruguay: Lionel Messi makes South American historical past with eightieth worldwide purpose

Lionel Messi made his worldwide debut in 2005, scoring his first worldwide purpose the yr after

Lionel Messi grew to become the primary South American to attain 80 worldwide targets as his Argentina aspect beat Uruguay in World Cup qualifying.

Captain Messi opened the scoring for his aspect with a floated cross that one way or the other evaded the goalkeeper.

Rodrigo de Paul doubled Argentina’s lead earlier than half-time, with Lautaro Martinez including a 3rd after the break.

“We performed an ideal recreation. Every part labored out completely,” mentioned Messi.

“Uruguay anticipate you and so they generate hazard. As soon as we acquired the primary purpose we began to search out house and the targets appeared.”

Argentina at the moment are 24 video games unbeaten and their newest win retains up the stress on Brazil in South America’s World Cup qualifying group.

The victory narrows the hole between Brazil and second-placed Argentina on the high of the 10-team group to 6 factors, after Brazil drew 0-0 with Colombia earlier on Sunday.

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