On Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 a.m. Polish time, the Argentine team played a friendly match against Jamaica. Lionel Scaloni’s players defeated their rivals 3: 0 without any problems, although up to 87 minutes. there was only one hit on the scoreboard. The meeting with Jamaica turned out to be particularly important for Leo Messi, who in the “Albiceleste” jersey won the round, hundredth victory.
Leo Messi with another record. He joined the group of the best
The 35-year-old Argentinian did not enter the field until the 56th minute, replacing Lautaro Martinez. The PSG player immediately brought a lot of freshness to his team’s performance. In just two minutes, Messi scored two goals in 87 and 89 respectively. The first to score in the 13th minute was 22-year-old Julian Alvarez.
Lionel Messi joined the noble group of footballers who managed to win 100 matches in the national team. The list is completed by: Sergio Ramos (131 wins for Spain), Iker Casillas (121 wins for Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (112 wins for Portugal) and Andres Guardado (101 wins for Mexico).
The game against Jamaica was a 164th appearance for Messi for his home colors. The 35-year-old managed to score 90 goals in the national team. In addition, today’s friendly match has sustained Argentina’s excellent streak, which has not lost a defeat in 35 games. Let us remind you that the world record in this category belongs to the Italians – “Azzurri” did not lose 37 matches in a row.
In just over two months, Lionel Scaloni’s players will face the Polish national team during the World Cup. Apart from “Biało-Czerwonych”, the Argentinians in group C will play against Saudi Arabia and Mexico.