Legendary Feat Lionel Messi Can Achieve in Argentina’s Upcoming Friendly Game Against Panama

Legendary Feat Lionel Messi Can Achieve in Argentina’s Upcoming Friendly Game Against Panama

Chukwu Ikechukwu
March 21, 2023 at 1:13 PM
  • Lionel Messi is in line to score his 800th career goal when Argentina plays Panama this week
  • He is part of the Argentina squad for their upcoming friendlies against Panama and Curacao
  • The friendly games will be Messi’s first for Argentina since winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi has a chance to enter the history books this week when Argentina files out for their international friendly games against Panama and Curacao.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has already arrived in Argentina after being listed as part of Lionel Scaloni’s 35-man squad for the upcoming games this week.

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Lionel Messi could score his 800th career goal in Argentina's next friendly game against Panama. Photo by Richard Sellers.
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According to Sportskeeda, Messi will have the opportunity to score his 800th career goal when La Albiceleste plays their first match since winning the World Cup.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has already bagged 799 career goals and needs to score just once in either game against Panama or Curacao to set the amazing record.

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The Argentine also has the chance to score his 100th goal for his country during the week. However, Messi will need to score twice to get there, as he is on 98 goals.

PSG blasted for Messi treatment

Meanwhile, Barcelona defender, Sergi Roberto has hit out at Paris Saint-Germain’s treatment of Messi and insists the Argentine would be welcome back at Camp Nou, Metro UK reports.

The 35-year-old forward was jeered by Les Parisiens' fans on Sunday as his name was read out by the stadium announcer before the 2-0 defeat at home to Rennes at Parc des Princes.

Messi's contract with PSG expires at the end of the season, and the possibility of a return to Barcelona has been discussed despite La Liga informing the Spanish club that they will be unable to sign new players this summer unless they reduce their wage bill.

Messi swarmed by Argentina fans

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Messi being swarmed by fans in his home country on his second return to Argentina since the World Cup triumph last year.

The veteran immortalised himself after finally guiding the South American nation to their third world title, after success in 1978 and 1986 in the Maradona era.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner had been consistently judged on his inability to win international trophies despite his stunning form at the club level.

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