Messi moves up the all-time goalscoring charts with 5 goals against Estonia

By Conor Laird

Published: June 5, 2022 9:03 p.m.

Last update: June 5, 2022 9:11 p.m.

Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi was in absolutely inspired form on Sunday night, scoring a staggering five goals for his country.

The Albiceleste was back a short time ago.

After clinching Finalissima glory with a 3-0 thrashing against Italy, Lionel Scaloni’s troops traveled to the Estadio El Sadar for a friendly against Estonia.

And, without risk of being mistaken, Argentina were in no mood to take their foot off the pedal…

An utterly dominant display eventually resulted in the South American champions emerging down the right side with a head-spinning 5-0 scoreline.

The aforementioned Messi, meanwhile, scored all five of his country’s goals, courtesy of a range of world-class finishes:

Not only that, but his latest run has also seen Messi etch his name ever further into the history books of the beautiful game.

After finding the net 86 times during his spell with Argentina, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner overtook Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas as the 4th all-time international top scorer.

Moreover, Messi also became the 3rd player to score five goals in a single outing for the Albiceleste:

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