Messi scored five goals for his country at the home of Spanish club Osasuna, in the 8th minute, penalties, 45, 47, 71 and 76, raising his international goal tally to 86 in 162 games, and 769 in his career.
The French star of Paris Saint-Germain scored seven triples and five with the Albiceleste shirt, becoming the third best international scorer, surpassing the Hungarian Ferenc Puskas (84 goals in 85 games), behind the Iranian Ali Daei (109) and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (117).
It is the second quintet scored by the 34-year-old in his career, after his former club Barcelona beat Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 in the Champions League on March 7, 2012. He became the first Argentine international to achieve this feat in 80 years, especially since José Manuel Moreno, who beat Ecuador 12-0 in 1942.
Argentina, led by coach Lionel Scaloni, continued its string of matches without losing, raising its performance to 33, three days after its 3-0 victory over Italy in a match called “Finalissima”, which brought together the champions of the South American. and European continents at Wembley Stadium in London.
The Argentine team started the game strongly and received a penalty after an error by the Estonian goalkeeper Matvei Igonin on the Real Betis player Germán Alejo Pizzella inside the area.
Before the end of the first half, Alejandro “Papu” Gomes passed a ball to his captain, who dived from the left side of the penalty area to break the offside trap and stay alone with the goalkeeper and nail his left foot into the goal. difficult opposite field. corner (45).
As soon as the referee whistled at the start of the second half, Messi added the third after a great collective game, to get the ball to Nahuel Molina Lucero on the right side, a cross passed by the Saint-Germain star to his left from the penalty spot in the lower left corner (47).
Messi continued with his review and added the fourth after entering the penalty area and dribbling past the goalkeeper, who fell to the ground to play an intelligent ball from above in the 71st minute and the fifth after five minutes after 3 consecutive shots by the Argentine players. that were covered by the goalkeeper and the Estonian defense.