Wed 29 March 2023 | 10:04

"I wish this craziness never ends!", says Messi after passing 100 international goals

Argentina captain Lionel Messi surpassed the 100 international goals milestone after a hat-trick on Tuesday.


beat Curacao with seven goals in a friendly match in Santiago del Estero on Tuesday.


scored his ninth hat-trick for his country in this match and reached the 100 international goals milestone. He now has managed to score 102 international goals. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (122) and Ali Daei (109) have scored more than Messi on the international stage.

"What a nice way to close these dates, impressive today all the people in Santiago del Estero,"

Messi wrote on Instagram.

"I wish we can continue to share together many moments like these and that this craziness never ends!!!”

Messi who guided Argentina to their third World Cup in Qatar last December, has made 156 goal contributions for Albiceleste which is the most in international football. Messi is the first world champion to net 100 international goals.

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni added:

"As for Lionel Messi, what I want is for him to be on the pitch and be happy."

"These days were different to the previous friendlies because the players were allowed to be with their people.

"We felt that they had that desire to go out to contact the outside, although that meant that it was difficult to prepare these two games. But in the end we got them through by playing with intensity."



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