Paris St-Germain and Argentina star Lionel Messi scored five goals against Estonia as Argentina thrashed them 5-0. The former Barcelona star scored all the five goals in the friendly which was played in Pamplona, Spain. The Argentines beat Italy 3-0 in the Finalissima a game between the champions of Europe and South America.
Lionel Messi fans Drums Praises to him after Five Goals Thriller
Lionel Messi provided two assists in that game but in this Estonia game, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner stole the shine in the game making lots of football fans go back to comparing him and Ronaldo. The comparison went from imagining Messi in Europe to imagining Messi playing against the European teams Ronaldo has played against.
Messi is now the fourth-highest scorer in men’s international football, behind only Malaysia’s Mokhtar Dahari (89), Iran’s Ali Daei (109) and Cristiano Ronaldo (117). It is Messi’s first-ever five goals in a single game for his country. He would have been closer still to Ronaldo, but the Portuguese scored two in their 5-1 win over Switzerland.