Messi shines after breaking Argentina appearance record in Copa America
The legendary winger has produced two goals and an assist for his nation against Bolivia on Monday
Lionel Messi has broken Argentina’s record for most national team caps in style, scoring twice and delivering an assist in the first half against Bolivia after taking the field for the 148th time in his career.
The winger passed Javier Mascherano with his Monday appearance in the Copa America group stage.
Argentina are set to win Group A with three wins and a draw if their 3-0 half-time advantage holds up.
What has happened?
Messi has played the role of distributor and scorer brilliantly in the first half on Monday.
He sent Alejandro “Papu” Gomez through with a dinked pass for the opener before netting from the spot and chipping goalkeeper Carlos Lampe in transition.
As a result, Argentina entered the break up by three goals.
More to come…