• The Canadian Press

    Lionel Messi surpasses 100 career goals for Argentina

    SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and surpassed 100 career goals for Argentina with three in the first half of Tuesday's international friendly against Curacao. The World Cup winners beat the Caribbean side 7-0 in their second match since clinching the trophy in December. The 35-year-old Messi opened the scoring against Curacao in the 20th minute with a right-foot shot from the edge of the box to reach the 100-goal milestone. Nico Gonzalez added another three

  • France 24

    Argentina's Messi scores his 100th international goal against Curacao

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi on Tuesday scored his 100th international goal for the reigning world champions in a low-key friendly against Curacao. Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi opened the scoring in the friendly against the Caribbean island minnows on 20 minutes in Santiago del Estero.The 35-year-old soon added another just after the half-hour mark to make it 3-0, and then completed his hat-trick on 37 minutes with the fifth as Argentina toyed with their overmatched opponents.Messi came

  • Stats Perform

    Lionel Messi 100: The Argentina great's five best international goals

    Lionel Messi has a century of goals for Argentina, and Stats Perform picked out five of the best after he reached the milestone.

  • Stats Perform

    Messi reaches 100-goal milestone for Argentina

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi hit another milestone by reaching triple figures for goals at international level.