Lionel Messi makes history yet again as he breaks the record for all-time leading scorer in south-america which was previously held by retired Brazilian player, Pele.
Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in Thursday’s CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier and those goals took him past Pele.
“I have dreamed of this for a long time and I thank God it was given to me,” he said on the pitch afterwards.
“It is a unique moment because of how it happened and after so much waiting.
“There was no better way for it to be and to be able to be here, celebrating, is something incredible.
“My mother and my brothers are up there, they suffered a lot too. I’m very happy.”
It was Messi’s seventh hat-trick for his country, but his first on home grounds and ensured Argentina extended their current unbeaten run to 22 matches, a streak that began in 2019.