Lionel Messi (36), who led Argentina to victory at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scored his 800th career goal in front of home fans.
Argentina national team won 2-0 in a friendly match against Panama held at Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 24th 온라인바카라(Korean time) with consecutive goals from Thiago Almada and Messi.
Messi played full-time as a starter and scored a key goal from a left-footed free kick in the 44th minute of the second half when his team was leading 1-0.
He won the Golden Ball by leading Argentina to victory in the Qatar World Cup in November last year, and shook the net again in front of his country’s fans. When Messi’s free kick was put into the net, more than 80,000 fans who visited the stadium chanted Messi’s name and went wild.
With this, Messi scored his 99th goal in his 173rd A match. He has just one goal left to reach 100 goals. In addition, Messi has reached 800 goals in his personal career, adding to his 701 goals scored in his professional career.
Messi debuted on the first team stage at FC Barcelona in Spain in October 2004 and played 778 official games in 17 seasons, putting in 672 matches. Even after moving to Paris Saint-Germain in France in August 2021, he scored 29 goals in 66 games.
As it was the first A match held after winning the Qatar World Cup, about 1.55 million people flocked to book tickets for this evaluation match.