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Messi Breaks Pele's Record.

Messi scored a hatrick yesterday as Argentina were playing against Bolivia. This takes his tally to 79 goals which means he broke Pele's record! The most international goals by a South American in international football history. He goes past Pele who managed to score 77 goals for Brazil. Meanwhile Messi's team mate, Neymar sits 3rd on the list with 68 goals. The Argentine legend dribbles past a Bolivian defender to score Argentina's second goal in the 64th minute.This was after he opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Messi shot from outside the box went to the right of Bolivian goalkeeper. He also added his third and completed his hatrick in the 88th minute. Messi has netted 79 goals in 153 caps for his country. Fans become wild after Messi completed his hatrick. Messi made the difference. Argentina was without the services of their key players.

The 34 year old player celebrated Infront of approximately 20,000 fans who attended the match in Argentinian stadium.

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