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Lionel Messi has becomes the first South American footballer to net 80 international goals

Messi took his tally to 6 goals in 11 2022 world cup qualifiers at El Monumental stadium

The PSG superstar became the very first South American footballer to net 80 international goals after storing in Argentina's 3-0 win against a Uruguay international team on Sunday.

Lionel has actually set extraordinary standards of excellence since he started playing his international football for Argentina back in 2005, becoming his nation's all-time record goal scorer.

The Argentine even broke the Brazilian legend Pele's South American goal scoring record of 77 when he scored a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifier win over Bolivia, and has reached a brand-new mark after adding to his tally versus Uruguay.

Messi opened the scoring sheet at the El Monumental Stadium when his through ball evaded everybody, also including of Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando, before hitting into the far corner of the net.

Lionel's most current effort was his 6 in 11 2022 World Cup qualifying games

Messi's praise for Martinez

Goals from Rodrigo De Paul and Martinez concluded a comfy win for Argentina against Uruguay, however Emiliano Martinez was also in inspired kind in the goal to keep a clean sheet.

The PSG superstar kept a special praise for the Aston Villa's goalkeeper Martinez after the game, telling press reporters: "Dibu (Martinez) is key. When the opponents come, he is constantly prepared.

" He showed up again after the excellent Copa America, and we benefit considerably from that."

Messi added on Argentina's total display: "We played a fantastic football game. Everything worked out for us perfectly. Uruguay wait for you and they generate danger.

" Once we scored our first goal we began to find areas and the goals appeared."

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