Messi overtakes Pelé as the record scorer in South America – World Cup 2022 – football

“I am very happy”

The Paris striker scored in the first game in front of an audience in Argentina since the beginning of the corona pandemic Saint Germain his hits in the 13th, 64th and 88th minutes. 21,000 fans in the El Monumental stadium in the capital witnessed his memorable performance. “There is no better way to celebrate than to be here. My mother is here, my siblings in the stands. They have suffered a lot and today they are here celebrating”said Messi in a tear-choked voice. “I am very happy.”

With the goals against Bolivia he scored his goals number 77 to 79 in the jersey of the “Albiceleste”. This pulled him past Pelé, who had scored 77 goals for Brazil in the course of his career, in the international goals. Messi also snatched the record of most goals for the same club at his long-time club FC Barcelona from the Brazilian legend (643 goals for FC Santos) in December 2020.

The most dangerous national player in history is Cristiano Ronaldo with 111 goals in the jersey of the Portuguese national team. He is followed by the former Iranian Bundesliga professional Ali Daei and the Malaysian Mokhtar Dahari.

Brazil wins against Peru

The Brazilian national team beat Peru 2-0 in Recife. The goals for the “Seleção” were scored by Éverton Ribeiro in the 14th minute and Neymar in the 40th minute. The record world champion continues to lead the South American qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ahead of Argentina and Uruguay.

Last Sunday, the game between Argentina and Brazil in São Paulo was canceled because, according to the Brazilian health authority, Argentinian players had violated the country’s Corona guidelines. The world association FIFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against both national associations.


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Stand: 10.09.2021, 08:33

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