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Argentina 5-0 Estonia: Lionel Messi scores five times in friendly win

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Posted: 06/06/22 - 12:00
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Lionel Messi scored all five of Argentina's goals as they continued their fine form by thrashing Estonia in a friendly in Pamplona, Spain.

The Argentines swept aside Italy 3-0 in the Finalissima - a game between the champions of Europe and South America - on Wednesday.

Messi provided two assists in that game and he was once again in vintage form.

He opened the scoring with a penalty and his fourth moved him above Ferenc Puskas who scored 84 goals for Hungary.

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 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (117).

It is the first time the 34-year-old has scored five in a game for his country. In fact, he has only ever achieved the feat once before in his career, in a 7-1 win for Barcelona over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in 2012.

I Call True: Messi on FINE form here but I mean Estonia were never going to set the world alight against them were they?

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25 days
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More of a showcase match than anything serious though although it would be good to have been in the crowd to see.
26 days
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Who cares about this pointless match, when Wales sent Ukraine crashing out of the World Cup to qualify themselves for the first time in 64 years!
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Ronaldo's couple of goals last weekend still keeping him well out ahead though