Lionel Messi has equalled Brazil great Pele’s record as the top-scoring player of all time for a South American nation with his 77th goal for Argentina.
The 34-year-old equalled the long-standing record when he opened the scoring for Argentina in their World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Thursday.
Messi produced a moment of magic in the 15th minute, playing the ball through his opponent’s legs before curling a shot past the goalkeeper in Buenos Aires.
Next on the list of leading CONMEBOL scorers after Messi and Pele is Uruguay’s Luis Suarez (64), followed by Chile forward Alexis Sanchez (46) and Peru star Paolo Guerrero (38).
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