- Goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his goalscoring record.
- The Portugal captain scored twice against Switzerland.
- Lionel Messi smashed 5 goals against Estonia.
Continuing his impressive career on the international scene after a dizzying first season at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), former FC Barcelona captain Messi hammered Estonia by scoring five goals for Argentina. With his goalscoring masterclass against Estonia, Messi has matched his career-best performance in club and international football. Messi had five goals against Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League in 2012.
Messi enters the elite list
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Messi has now scored goals against 30 countries for Argentina on the international stage. The Argentina captain joined an elite list by finding the back of the net five times in the friendly against Estonia. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is the third player to score five goals in a single match for Argentina after Juan Andres Marvezy and Manuel Moreno. The Argentina international also took his goalscoring tally to 86.
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Although Ronaldo failed to score a memorable hat-trick at home, the former Juventus and Real Madrid superstar extended his goalscoring record to 117 international goals. The Manchester United icon and five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the all-time top scorer in international football.